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Principal and Vice Principal

Principal: Giuliana Brink

Mrs. Giuliana Brink (better known as Nina) is a native of Chesterfield County.  She attended the “old” Chester Middle School and is a graduate of Thomas Dale High School.  Her bachelor degree was completed at Radford University with a double major in General Education grades 4-8 and Special Education grades K-12.  Mrs. Brink has taught both special education and general education grades K-10 in various areas such as Hopewell City Schools, VA; Dare County, NC; and then came back to Chesterfield, VA to raise her family and pursue a career in administration and leadership.  After completing a Masters in Administration from Grand Canyon University, Mrs. Brink became the Assistant Principal at O. B. Gates Elementary in 2006.   Mrs. Brink is became  Principal at the BEST school in Chesterfield County in 2010.

 In her spare time, Mrs. Brink spends time with her three children.  She enjoys spending much of her vacation time in Hatteras, NC, on the beach fishing, playing in the water, and kayaking.  Mrs. Brink considers herself a lifelong learner.  She is invested in ensuring that all students have the same equal opportunities to learn to their fullest potential.  Teachers, students, and parents are her “#1 customers!”  Mrs. Brink’s educational beliefs also include the following:

  • ALL students can learn.
  • Schools should be a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Decisions are made in the best interest of the students.
  • TEAMWORK! It takes the whole school community to raise each

 Let's have a great school year. 

Assistant Principal: Christa Dillon 

Mrs. Christa Dillon came to Chesterfield County in 1996 as a teacher of students with learning disabilities. Her first CCPS teaching position was at Alberta Smith Elementary where she  taught students in third through fifth grades.   She was the administrative assistant and special education coordinator at Alberta Smith and then was promoted to Assistant Principal at JB Watkins Elementary.  She  has spent the past two years as the Assistant Principal at Jacobs Road Elementary. She joined the Gates Family in 2013.

 Mrs. Dillon has a wonderful husband who is a teacher in Chesterfield County.  They have a teenage daughter and a school age son.  She enjoys running, reading and going to King’s Dominion with her family!  She is very excited to work with the children and families at O B. Gates.