Dr. Wilkerson Mr. Frank Gillikin, Jr., assistant principal

Dr. Crystal Wilkerson, Principal

Mr. Frank Gillikin, Jr., Assistant Principal

Greetings Thalia Elementary families.  It is with great pride that I introduce myself as your new principal. I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead such an amazing school! 
I come to Thalia with a variety of experiences consisting of teaching both special education and regular education, while holding a license as a National Board Certified Teacher.  I have served as the Assistant Principal at Tallwood Elementary School and most recently Kempsville Meadows Elementary School. 
Your child’s academic success is my first priority.  I will work alongside of the staff to support Virginia Beach Schools Strategic Plan of high academic expectations, multiple pathways, social-emotional development, and a culture of growth and excellence.  We will continue to develop rich 21st century instruction that is engaging for students.
It has been my experience that students thrive when there is a strong partnership between parents, students, and staff.  I look forward to meeting and working with each one of you to build a partnership that inspires our students to do their best each day.  Together we can achieve greatness!
- Dr. Wilkerson