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Dr. Anthony McLaurin
Twitter: @ajmclaurin4

Anthony J. McLaurin, Ed.D. is excited to begin his journey as the next Principal at G.W. Carver Middle School!  Dr. McLaurin earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia State University in 2017. He earned a Master’s degree from Virginia State in Education Administration and Supervision and graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  Dr. McLaurin has been an educator for thirteen years. He began his administrative career in 2012 as Dean of Students at Thomas Dale High School. He later served as an Assistant Principal in Richmond Public schools and returned to Thomas Dale as an Assistant Principal. Dr. McLaurin and his wife Takeya have three children, A.J., Camren and Noah, all of whom attend Chesterfield County Public Schools.  Dr. McLaurin loves to attend live sporting events, spending time with family and perfecting recipes on the barbecue grill in his free time. Dr. McLaurin believes that learning should be fun and his goal is to ensure that teachers and students love coming to Carver Middle everyday.
Dean of Students

Mrs. Katherine Byers

Mrs. Byers holds a master's in teaching and a bachelor's in English from VCU. She is currently part of the UVA-CCPS cohort working to earn her second master's degree in administration and supervision. Her family includes her husband, Sam, and her daughter, Evelyn. Reading and student success have always been her passion. Mrs. Byers is proud to be joining the Carver team for her 8th year in CCPS! 

Assistant Principal

Nathanial Wiedenhoft

Mr. Nathanial Wiedenhoft

Mr. Wiedenhoft is in his 12th year in public education.  He has been a middle school assistant principal for the past 5 years and previously taught middle school social studies for 7 years.  He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Bowling Green State University. His family includes his wife, Leah, and two daughters,  Adrianna and Felicity. 
Associate Principal

Mrs. Vanita M. Mason

Mrs. Mason is the proud mommy to Kendall and wife to Derek.  She loves to compete, cook, eat, dance, read and sing.  Mrs. Mason believes that everyday is game day and she comes to play! Her  favorite thing to do to unwind is destroying imaginary competitors in Jeopardy every evening.  She is an alumna of THE College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, and is entering 8th year in secondary administration.