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Division Leadership Team

Dr. Amy Cashwell, Superintendent

Read more about Dr. Cashwell on the superintendent’s page.


Holly Coy

Chief of Staff

As chief of staff, Holly Coy oversees and supports leaders in the areas of:

Before joining HCPS, Coy served as assistant superintendent for policy and communications at the Virginia Department of Education and was deputy secretary of education for pre-K through 12 under Govs. McAuliffe and Northam. Before her government service, she worked with state and federal advocacy organizations and associations, including the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the American Bar Association. Coy received an undergraduate degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in justice, law and society from American University. 

Portrait of John Wack

John Wack

Chief Financial Officer

The chief financial officer provides direction for the division’s departments and directors of:

Before joining Henrico County Public Schools, John Wack spent 21 years working in financial management and budgeting in Richmond-area local government. He served more than 11 years with the City of Richmond, most recently as director of finance, and was Goochland County’s deputy county administrator for financial services. He also spent several years with the Chesterfield County Budget Department.

Wack received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from Dartmouth College, and master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Lesley Hughes

Chief Learning Officer

As Henrico Schools’ chief learning officer, Dr. Lesley Hughes supervises the HCPS Division of Learning. This includes:

Before joining Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Hughes served as the executive director of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office of Elementary Teaching and Learning. Before that, she was an elementary principal, elementary assistant principal, instructional specialist and teacher with Virginia Beach Schools.

Dr. Hughes received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s in elementary education. She received her master’s and doctor of education degree from The George Washington University in administration and supervision, and in educational administration and policy studies. Her professional interests revolve around literacy and personalized learning. It is her desire that every student possess the skills and strategies necessary to be lifelong learners. In addition, Dr. Hughes believes that every child should be able to access their learning in a manner that is conducive to their learning style and have access to a curriculum that meets their individual needs. 

Lenny Pritchard

Chief of Operations

As chief of operations, Lenny Pritchard provides leadership and oversight for the departments of:

This includes new school construction, land acquisition and maintaining Henrico Schools’ 72 schools and program centers.

Pritchard’s local roots run deep. He has worked for Henrico County Public Schools for 19 years, including stints as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and then as principal of Deep Run High School from 2008-2019.

Pritchard is a graduate of Henrico High School and received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia. He received his Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.

Dr. Ingrid Granberry Grant

Chief of School Leadership

As chief of school leadership, Dr. Ingrid Grant oversees and supports leaders in the areas of:

Dr. Grant started her career as an elementary teacher before coming to Henrico County, where she has worked for more than 25 years. She has previously served in various roles in Henrico, including elementary and middle school exceptional education teacher, elementary/middle alternative school assistant principal, elementary principal in two Title I schools, and director of school improvement.

Ingrid received her bachelor’s in education in exceptional student education, with emphasis in specific learning disabilities from Bethune-Cookman University, a master’s degree in adult education and administration from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, a postmaster’s certification in administration and supervision (K-12), and a doctorate in education leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She’s the proud mother of two daughters who are her inspiration for what can be done with love, dedication and high expectations.

Elieen Cox, Chief of Communications

Eileen Cox

Chief of Communications

Eileen Cox serves as the official spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools and, as chief of communications, leads departments and specialists devoted to:

Cox comes to HCPS with three decades of experience, both as a public relations professional in pre-K through 12 education and as a broadcast journalist. Before serving as strategic communications officer for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, she was a public relations coordinator, community engagement director and chief media and communications officer at Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Before moving to public education, Cox worked for 14 years as a news producer and newsroom manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Old Dominion University and a master’s in strategic public relations from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Adrienne Cole-Johnson, Chief of Engagement

Adrienne Cole Johnson

Chief of Family & Community Engagement

As chief of family and community engagement, Adrienne Cole Johnson leads the work of HCPS’ school-based and community-based family engagement staff. Programs and initiatives she oversees include:

  • Community School initiatives.
  • 21st Century after-school programs.
  • The Family and Educator Resource Center (Bridge Builders Academy workshops and our Mobile Resource Center).
  • Community partnerships.

With more than 15 years of experience in educational and community settings, Cole Johnson has been successful in forging key relationships and partnerships to benefit youth. Prior to serving as HCPS’ director of family and community engagement, she served as community outreach coordinator and director of family and community engagement at the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond. In addition to her work in non-profit settings she has significant experience working with colleges and universities, local and federal legislative government, and data and She is passionate about macro level systems change and capacity building across marginalized communities.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on secondary education and a minor in human services counseling. She received her master’s degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, with a concentration in social and economic development and Afro-American studies.

She is a proud wife and mother, who values the love and support of her family.

Dr. Monica Manns

Chief Equity, Diversity and Opportunity Officer

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Opportunity develops, implements and assesses the division’s short- and long-range cultural diversity plans, and coordinates related professional development for staff members. As chief equity, diversity and opportunity officer, Monica Manns works with other HCPS departments on a variety of efforts:

  • Reviewing and revising academic programs and curricula.
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
  • Serving as a contact point for parent and employee concerns about cultural diversity.
  • Building connections with community organizations.
  • Coaching and training students, families and employees on cultural diversity issues.
  • Facilitating the school division’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee.

Dr. Manns has worked in both the nonprofit and public sectors in a variety of capacities. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College in Kentucky. She has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Kentucky; a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech; a doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership, with a concentration in special education administration, from the College of William & Mary; and a certificate in educational administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married with two children, one of whom attends Henrico County Public Schools.

Francine Bouldin

Chief Human Resources Officer

As chief human resources officer, Francine Bouldin oversees the school division’s efforts at building and retaining HCPS’ team of exceptional employees. She supervises offices and specialists devoted to:

The Human Resources Department handles full- and part-time staffing and retention for all of HCPS’ 72 schools and program centers, as well as departments that include Transportation, Facilities and School Nutrition Services. The Human Resources Department also supervises such areas as the division’s efforts in licensure, compliance, workers’ compensation and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Before coming to Henrico, Bouldin was employed for 14 years with Chesterfield County Public Schools, where she served in the capacities of director of human resources, and executive director for human resources and employee services. Before that, she worked as human resources director for Fauquier County Government and Fauquier County Public Schools, and as human resources officer for the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Hampton. She is a graduate of Hampton University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business management.