As chief of staff of Henrico Schools, Dr. Beth Teigen oversees departments, offices and directors of:
- Assessment, Research, and Evaluation.
- School Quality.
- Human Resources.
- Policy and Constituency Relations.
Before joining Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Teigen worked for Chesterfield County Public Schools for 17 years, as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and executive director of school administration.
Dr. Teigen has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from James Madison University, and 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.
As chief financial officer, Chris Sorensen provides direction for the division’s departments and directors of:
- School Nutrition Services.
- Payroll and Benefits.
- Oracle Human Resources Management System Project.
- Records Management.
- School Planning/Redistricting.
Before joining Henrico County Public Schools in 2017, Sorensen worked in financial management leadership positions in local school divisions, as well as in local and state government. He is a graduate of Highland Springs High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning, and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
As Henrico Schools’ chief learning officer, Dr. Lesley Hughes supervises the HCPS Division of Learning. This includes:
- Teaching, Learning and Innovation.
- Elementary and Middle/High curriculum.
- Exceptional Education.
- Office of Federal Programs/Foundational Learning.
- Department of Professional Learning and Leadership.
- School Counseling.
- Social, Emotional & Academic Learning Support
- School Psychological Services.
- School Social Work Services.
- School-Based Mental Health.
- Extended Learning (Summer Academy, Extended Day Programs and Edgenuity).
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.
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.
As chief of school leadership, Dr. Ingrid Grant oversees and supports leaders in the areas of:
- Elementary Education.
- Middle School Education.
- High School Education.
- Career and Technical Education.
- Student Support and Disciplinary Review.
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.
Andy Jenks serves as the official spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools and, as chief of communications and community engagement, leads departments and specialists devoted to:
- News Media Relations.
- Family and Community Engagement.
- Internal and External Communications.
- Television Services/Video Production.
- Website, Print Production and Graphic Design.
- Special Event Planning.
- PTA and Legislative Affairs.
- Freedom of Information Act.
Before joining Henrico Schools in 2012, Jenks was a television news anchor and reporter at NBC12 in Richmond. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications. 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.
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.
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 Public School System, 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.