Ed VanDyke, Principal
Mr. Van Dyke received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and his Masters of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. He began his teaching career in 2005 in Hampton City Schools, where he taught sixth grade History at Davis Middle School. In 2007, he was hired at Berkeley Middle School in Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Public Schools, where he taught sixth grade History and completed his administration certification at The College of William and Mary. Since 2010, he has held a variety of administrative roles in WJCC, including interim Assistant Principal at Berkeley, Principal for the WJCC Public Schools High and Middle School Summer Program and, more recently, Assistant Principal at Berkeley Middle since 2012. He is also a Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at The College of William and Mary.
Ms. Lakishia Banister, Assistant Principal
Lakishia Banister, the new district Assistant Prinicpal of Charles City Public Schools, has served students for nine years so far. She has been an elementary ESL instructor and English Teacher. Ms. Banister enjoys working with students to motivate them, encourage them, and to increase their desire to learn.
Ms. Banister received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Salisbury University, Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and another Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision. She is a dedicated life-long learner.
Not only is Ms. Banister an educator, but she is also a published author, with a novel titled The Secrets They Kept. Lakishia enjoys reading, writing, and doing fun activities with her family when she is away from work.