Deborah H. Frazier, Principal
It is with pleasure to serve as the principal at Chancellor Middle School. I was born and reared in South Carolina. I graduated from South Carolina State University, with a Bachelor of Science and A Master of Education. I received a second Master of Arts Degree from Furman University in Administration/ Supervision. I served as principal at Harrison Road Elementary for the past 15 years. Under my leadership Harrison Road Elementary was selected and has been the recipient of several awards such as The Governor’s VIP Competence to Excellence Award 2008,2010 and 2011; The Board of Excellence award 2009; The Title I Distinguished award 2005, 2009, and 2010. I currently serve on Governor’s McAuliffe’s SOL Innovation Committee. I have served as President and Past-President of The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principal and currently serve as Zone 3 Director for the National Association of Elementary School Principals representing the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and the District of Columbia. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, children and granddaughter. I am a member of Sylvannah Baptist church in Spotsylvania and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I love interior decorating and fashion designing as hobbies. I love my job because when I look into to the eyes of my students, I see a world for them that are limitless. I see a world full of hope and success. I believe that regardless of a students’race, ethnicity, where they live or what they wear, they too can make a difference in our world.
John Florip, Assistant Principal
It is a tremendous honor to serve as Assistant Principal at Chancellor Middle School. Prior to this role, I served as a teacher at Chancellor Middle School for eight years, and at Thornburg Middle School for two years prior to that. Aside from teaching 7th grade Civics and Economics, during my teaching career I also fulfilled the roles of Grade Level Chair, Social Studies Department Chair and Athletic Director. I was born and raised in Alpena, Michigan, and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I received a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision degree from the University of Mary Washington. Outside of work, my hobbies and interests include government and politics, history and other non-fiction reading, golfing, being outdoors, and exploring all of the historical sites that our great area and Commonwealth has to offer. I’m also an avid sports fan, with college football being my absolute favorite. I love working at Chancellor Middle School. We have a school full of great people -- both students and staff alike. Our students have limitless capabilities, and I have been very blessed to work with them and to be able to continue to work with them in an administrative capacity.
Mari Lynn, Instructional Coordinator
It is my privilege to serve as instructional coordinator at Chancellor Middle School. This is my twelfth year at CMS, nine years in my current role and three years as a classroom teacher. Before teaching in Spotsylvania I was a middle schoolteacher in Virginia Beach. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Leo University in psychology and a Masters degree from Old Dominion University. Prior to working in education I worked for the Department of Defense as an analyst.Although I liked the work, I saw my calling in working and learning with children. I am fortunate to have worked at the pre-school, elementary and middle school levels. This afforded me the opportunity to have a better understanding of the educational challenges and rewards that students’ face a teach of those levels. I grew up in New York and have family and friends there so it will always have a place in my heart. I moved several times while my husband served in the military. I have lived in Virginia for the past twenty-one years. My husband also works for Spotsylvania County Schools. We have two adult daughters, a son-in-law and two fabulous grandchildren. Outside of school I enjoy reading, gardening, playing with my two Labrador retrievers and most of all spending time with my family. As an instructional leader at CMS, I embrace our philosophy that “Together Everyone Achieves More.” In an educational environment where administrators, teachers, staff, students and their families work and communicate with one another our students thrive. I am fortunate to work with wonderful students, a dedicated, professional staff and our supportive Mustang community. Go Mustangs!