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Our Office Staff:

Andrea Runyon, Debbie Weatherford, Dr. Barbara Pagels,

 Saundra Saunders, Nicole Faison, and Angelia Roberts

Debbie Weatherford - Principal




Greetings, Wildcats!


I am Mrs. Debbie Weatherford, your new principal at C.C. Wells Elementary School. Here is a little information to help you get to know me. I look forward to building wonderful relationships with all of you this year!


I began my teaching career in Chesterfield County at Bensley Elementary. During my eighteen years in the classroom, I taught Junior Kindergarten, First and Third Grade at Bensley and Evergreen Elementary. For the past three years, I was an Assistant Principal at Watkins Elementary.


I attended Chesterfield County Public Schools and graduated from Midlothian High School. Then, I  received my Bachelor’s degree from Longwood College and my Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.


In my free time, I enjoy being a mom to my wonderful children, spending time at the beach in Duck N.C., reading and shopping.


I am so excited to meet the parents and students of this wonderful community and look forward to a great school year!






Dr. Barbara K. Pagels – Assistant Principal




Dr. Pagels has worked in Chesterfield County Public Schools since 1987.  Her time as an assistant principal has been at Matoaca Elementary School and Wells Elementary School. 


Dr. Pagels has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, two Master’s degrees, one in Early Childhood Development and one in Administration and Supervision.  Her Ph.D., in Urban Services, is from Virginia Commonwealth University. 


Dr. Pagels has enjoyed her years as an educator as she supports the many facets of education and all its innovations.  She has watched the pendulum swing!!!!  Dr. Pagels believes that a strong educational system is the key to our future and the successes and advancement of individuals.  Dr. Pagels thrives in being part of something so vital to our society.  She believes that success is realized when school and home work together for a common cause, the education of a child. 


When Dr. Pagels is not working she is attending VCU basketball games (GO RAMS), running, kayaking, gardening, biking, reading newspapers and enjoying nature.  She is married to Dr. John Pagels, a VCU biology professor, who has had a career in education and research.  


Quote (Jean Piaget): The Principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.