Our Chief of Staff

  • Dr. Stephen Wilkins, is Chief of Staff. Previously, Wilkins served as Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Chief Human Resources Officer.  

    During his time in Human Resources at ACPS, Dr. Wilkins has been responsible for updating the processes for establishing staff compensation, professional development and performance standards.

    Prior to moving to Alexandria, Dr. Wilkins served the Shaker Heights School District in Ohio as the Interim Superintendent. Before that, Dr. Wilkins served that District as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations and Human Resources. 

    Dr. Wilkins, began his career as an assistant professor of public policy at West Point, and has extensive experience in operations. He was Chief Operating Officer for Dekalb County School District in Georgia, overseeing facilities, transportation and food services, prior to joining Shaker Heights. He also worked in facilities in Chicago Public Schools. 

    Dr. Wilkins has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master of Strategic Science from the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Education from Walden University in Minnesota. He was awarded the White House Presidential Service Badge while in the military and speaks fluent Spanish. 

  • Dr. Stephen Wilkins

    Chief of Staff