In 2019, Mr. Rodney Tyler was elected to serve as the school board representative for District 2. Upon taking office, he was elected to serve as School Board Chair. Mr. Tyler has always had a care and compassion for working with kids. In his earlier work experience, he was blessed to become the Fatherhood Specialist for the Williamsburg James City County Community Action Agency Head Start program. He has worked with the youth department at his church, Parrish Hill Baptist Church in Charles City, and was named director for Vacation Bible School in 2019. Currently he is working as the HR Assistant for LaTienda Inc. in Toano, VA. Mr. Tyler and his wife Felicia moved their family back to his wife’s hometown in Charles City in 2014 and are the parents of 5 children. Mr. Tyler is originally from Williamsburg, VA, and a 2002 graduate of Lafayette High School.
School Board Members
Charles City County School Board Members
Charles City County Public Schools has an elected five member School Board. School Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please take a moment to get to know your board members. School Board policies are located on the side menu for your review.
Vice Chair- District 1 Member
District 3 Member
Ms. Martha Harris was elected to serve as School Board representative for District 3 in 2011. In 2015, she was re-elected for an additional four year term. Ms. Harris is an advocate for children, employees, and other individuals. Her work with the youth in Charles City County began over 30 years ago through coaching and volunteer work. Ms. Harris received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University, and a Certificate in Grant Writing from the University of Richmond. Ms. Harris has expertise in employment law, employee relations, disability laws and advocacy, and career development. Currently, Ms. Harris is employed with the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management as a State EEO Program Specialist; she is also a notary, a private investigator as well as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Court.
E. Preston Adkins
Mr. Elvis Preston Adkins has been married to his lovely wife Tina for 27 years. He has a son, Wesley, and a daughter, Stormie. All are graduates of Charles City High School. Mr. Adkins was elected as an At- Large School Board Member in 2007, re-elected in 2011, and again in 2015. He has a passion for getting the job done and working with the parents of students and the employees of the school system. Mr. Adkins serves as head usher at Samaria Baptist Church, where he also serves on the Church Council. He is an enrolled member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, were he is a member of the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers. Mr. Adkins has spread the culture of his Native people for 35 years through dance and teaching. He has had the opportunity to visit France twice sharing his culture. He has also been a part of the last nine governors’ inaugurations. Mr. Adkins had the opportunity to participate in opening Interstate 895 with Governor Mark Warner. He also had the opportunity to meet and talk with former Pres. George W. Bush when he visited Charles City County in 2008. He currently enjoys working everyday as a truck driver, which he has been doing for the past 31 years.