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Principal - Melissa T. Reams

College - University of Massachusetts at Amherst & Virginia Commonwealth University


Greenfield Families, 

I feel very fortunate to serve as principal for the third year here at Greenfield.  I truly love coming to work everyday and sharing my day with your children.  

Our #1 goal is to work together to provide the best possible experience for our students.  This will be my fourth school, and I can assure you there is no better place than Greenfield! My previous 14 years in education have been primarily spent serving in Henrico County. I have taught both 1st and 4th grades, served as an instructional coach in the area of mathematics, and spent my last four years with Henrico County as associate principal, before beginning my journey as principal with CCPS.  


I was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey, but now call Richmond home.  My husband and I live in Manakin Sabot, VA, with our two young children and two dogs.   I am an athlete and lover of the outdoors.  On the weekend you can find my family hiking in the mountains or escaping to the beach whenever we can. Lately, you can find us at the pool, soccer field or the farm (our daughter loves riding horses) supporting our son and daughter.  We are an active family and always on the go!  

Our school focus this year continues to be student growth. In an effort to meet all of our students' needs, we have implemented numerous frameworks: K-2 bridge framework, K-5 30 minute IE Block, and most recently, our school wide house system, allowing opportunities for collaboration across grade levels.  

Communication is key! Our doors are always open, so please never hesitate to contact us! We will be sharing our story and all the great things happening within our school through various outlets with the hopes of reaching everyone! Every week, you will receive a school-wide email message detailing the week ahead.  This should serve as a reminder for events and activities, that have previously been shared by your child's teacher.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet each and every family that we have the privilege to serve.

It's going to be a great year!

With Greenfield Pride,

Melissa T. Reams


E-mail: Melissa_Reams

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Assistant Principal - Sarah Burnham

College - William & Mary, UVA, VCU

Greenfield Families,

I am honored to continue being a part of the Greenfield family serving as the assistant principal.  The past two years I enjoyed working with students and teachers as the Literacy Specialist. Prior to working at Greenfield, I taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades in Fairfax County and at A.M. Davis Elementary in Chesterfield.  

I grew up in the Short Pump area and love calling RVA home!  I attended William & Mary for my undergrad degree, and UVA for a Master’s in Reading Education.  Most recently, I completed my Administration and Leadership degree at VCU. I will happily cheer for any of these sports teams!  

My husband and I welcomed our daughter in February and are loving every minute of parenthood! We enjoy spending time at the beach, exploring new restaurants, and hanging out with our family and friends.  I love to run, swim, and read in my free time.

Education and teaching have always been my passion and I bring that love and energy to Greenfield each day.  I look forward to watching our Greenfield Dragons grow this year as they explore, learn, create, and imagine their futures!

Go Dragons!

Sarah Burnham

Assistant Principal

E-mail: Sarah_Burnham

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