Dr. Patrick Kinlaw, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Patrick C. Kinlaw was appointed superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools on January 10, 2014, but he is no stranger to the school division, having served in HCPS leadership since 1997.

Dr. Kinlaw began his career in HCPS as the director of Staff Development. In 2004 he became the assistant superintendent for Administrative Services, and in 2010 he was named deputy superintendent. Over time, he accumulated a variety of additional responsibilities including Policy, Elementary Education, Leadership Development and Special Projects.

As superintendent, Dr. Kinlaw oversees the Division Leadership Team, or “DLT”, which is comprised of the departments of Instruction, Instructional Support, Finance and Administration, Operations, Human Resources, and Communications and Public Relations.

Kinlaw holds three degrees including a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Virginia, a master’s in education administration from East Carolina University, and a bachelor’s in education from East Carolina University.

Prior to joining HCPS, Dr. Kinlaw spent 12 years with Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina. He also spent time early in his career at Longwood University and East Carolina University.

Dr. Beth Teigen, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Dr. Beth Teigen joined the Division Leadership Team in April of 2016.  Prior to joining Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Teigen worked for Chesterfield County Public Schools for 17 years.

Dr. Teigen began teaching mathematics at Lloyd C. Bird High School in 1999. Over the years, she developed the curriculum for several of the math and engineering courses within the Governor’s Academy of Engineering Studies.  After six years of teaching various math and engineering courses, Dr. Teigen transitioned into administration, serving as assistant principal at both Lloyd C. Bird and Cosby high schools in Chesterfield.

Dr. Teigen later returned to Lloyd C. Bird High School as the principal.  She served in this capacity for four years before transitioning to Executive Director of School Administration in 2011. In this position she supervised elementary, middle and high school education, career and technical education, pupil placement and student discipline, safety and security, student support services (pre-Kindergarten, Title I, ESL, Response to Intervention, school counseling, school psychology, and school social work), and school nurses.

Dr. Teigen has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from James Madison University, and she has a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia.  In 2009 she completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nyah Hamlett, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support

Nyah Hamlett joined the Division Leadership Team in July of 2014 after serving for two years as the Director of Exceptional Education and another four years as an exceptional education coordinator then specialist. Nyah has served as a special education teacher at both the middle and high school level in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where she began her teaching career. She has also worked as a Title I Reading Specialist and Coach at Lakeside Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Nyah has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, dual Master’s degrees in Reading and Administration and Supervision with a Post Master’s Professional Teaching license with endorsements in Learning Disabilities, K-12 Reading Specialist, and Administration and Supervision. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The College of William and Mary. As the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support, Nyah supervises and supports Exceptional Education (special education and gifted education), to include Response to Intervention and ESL and World Languages, School Improvement and Professional Development, Foundational Learning and Family Engagement (Pre-School, Title I, and Family Engagement), Student Support and Disciplinary Review, School Counseling, School Social Work, and School Psychology. Nyah is married with three children and lives in Henrico County.

Bill Bowen, Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Administration

Al Ciarochi, Assistant Superintendent for Operations

Al Ciarochi has served Henrico County Public Schools for more than 20 years. He joined the Division Leadership Team in 2013 following a diverse career serving as a teacher and administrator. He presently leads the Division of Operations which includes construction and maintenance, operational technology, instructional technology, pupil transportation, and school safety/emergency management. Earlier in his career, he served as a technology education teacher at Hermitage High School, assistant principal at Hermitage High School, principal at Short Pump Middle School, principal at Highland Springs High School, and director of construction and maintenance.

Al was raised in Henrico County and is a 1988 graduate of Highland Springs High School. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Education from Old Dominion University and graduate degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Al and his family enjoy the outdoors and love spending their summers on the southern coast of Maine.

Mandy Baker, Director of Human Resources

Mandy Baker, Director of Human Resources, joined HCPS and the Division Leadership Team in 2013. She brings 25 years of Human Resource experience to the division including Talent Management, Executive Development and HR Metrics and Analysis. Prior roles include the Director of Human Resources for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital/HCA and Director of Human Resources with a focus on executive recruiting with Capital One. In addition to overseeing all aspects of Human Resources for HCPS, School Health Services also directly reports to her. Mandy received her BA from Old Dominion University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. Additionally, Mandy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Mandy and her husband have been in the Richmond area for 18 years and have two amazing high school students attending Henrico County Public Schools.

Andy Jenks, Director of Communications & Public Relations

Andy Jenks joined the Division Leadership Team of HCPS in 2012 following a 12-year career as a television news anchor and reporter. He spent nearly six years with NBC12 in Richmond following seven years with television stations in Utica, NY and Syracuse, NY. He now directs the Communications and Public Relations department which includes serving as the chief spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools. Other duties include overseeing our media services, television services, special event planning, and the school division’s numerous forms of internal and external communications.

Andy was raised in upstate New York. He’s a 2001 graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. Andy and his wife live in Henrico County. Their three children are expected to be part of the graduating classes of 2028, 2029, and 2031.

Division Leadership Team