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Quincy Waller, Principal

Quincy Waller was born and raised in Chester, VA. He and his four siblings are all proud graduates of Lloyd C. Bird HS. After graduating from high school, he attended James Madison University, where he played football, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Following college, Mr. Waller pursued his dreams of playing professional football, all while working for Federal Express as a courier, and being an assistant football coach for Lloyd C. Bird HS. After two years, Mr. Waller was encouraged to consider returning to school to pursue teacher licensure. Mr. Waller would later enroll at The Johns Hopkins University and obtain his Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree for secondary social studies in 1999. Upon completion of his Master’s program he was offered a social studies position at The Paul Laurence Dunbar School for Health and Business Professions, in Baltimore, MD. He spent six wonderful years teaching various social studies classes (Government, World History, African American Studies, Sociology, and Psychology), and coaching football and track. In the summer of 2006, Mr. Waller returned to Virginia, and acquired a teaching position at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, where he taught Government, and World Studies for five years. During this time he also coached multiple sports teams throughout Chesterfield County at the high school, and middle school levels. After eleven years of teaching and coaching, Mr. Waller pursued and obtained his Certificate of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Richmond. Since then Mr. Waller spent 12 years in leadership working and serving his school community of Lloyd C. Bird. He has been a Dean of Students, an Assistant Principal, and the Associate Principal of Lloyd C. Bird high school. While serving in his leadership capacity Mr. Waller also served as a consultant for Youth League Coaches and coached a flag football team of one of the feeder schools. In the summer of 2023 he began his 24th year in education as the Principal of Falling Creek Middle School. He truly loves kids, and believes in the importance of family, service, and mentoring young people.

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Dr. Tiawana Giles, Associate Principal

Tiawana Giles brings her passion for education and valuable experience as an Army Veteran to her role as the associate principal at Falling Creek Middle School. My professional experience includes military service, teaching, and school administration, I am committed to fostering a tradition of excellence within the school community.

My journey began with my service in the prestigious 1st Cavalry Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. As an Army Veteran, I developed strong leadership skills, discipline, and a profound sense of duty. These qualities laid a solid foundation for my future career in education.

After leaving the military, I channeled my dedication to serving others into the field of education. I embarked on a career as a servant leader, teaching students from kindergarten to eighth grade in Maryland and Virginia. My experiences in the classroom allowed me to connect with students on a personal level and instill a love for learning in them.

My experiences include various educational roles, including teacher, reading specialist, and school administrator. I have had the privilege of working in Prince George’s County, Maryland; Fairfax County, Virginia; Henrico County, Virginia; Chesterfield County, Virginia; and Richmond Public Schools. My diverse experiences have equipped me with a deep understanding of the educational landscape and a wide range of strategies to support student success.

Now, as I join Falling Creek Middle School, I am excited to bring my passion, expertise and enthusiasm to the school community. I am eager to collaborate with the talented team of educators and staff to create an environment that fosters growth, achievement, and a tradition of excellence. With my strong leadership skills and commitment to serving students, I am dedicated to empowering each student to reach their full potential.

I live in Midlothian with my wonderful husband and fur baby, Sasha! We like to sit on our back porch with a cup of coffee and relax on the weekends.

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Bryan Vannoy, Assistant Principal

Mr. Vannoy is originally from Virginia Beach, VA prior to living in Chesterfield County. He graduated with a B.A. in History focusing on Secondary Education from Old Dominion University. After graduation, he served six years in the United States Marine Corps. After his active duty service, he switched to the reserves and began his education career in Virginia Beach where he taught AVID, Economics/Personal Finance, VA/US Government, VA/US History, and Sociology. Mr. Vannoy and his family moved from Virginia Beach to Chesterfield County in the summer of 2019 where he then taught at Midlothian High School while he earned his Masters in Education and certification in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Mr. Vannoy served as Dean of Students at Matoaca High School prior to coming to Falling Creek Middle School as Assistant Principal. This will be his 14th year working in education.

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Dr. Teri Johnson, Assistant Principal

Dr. Johnson grew up in Chesterfield County and graduated from Meadowbrook High School. She also attended Hopkins Elementary School and Falling Creek Middle School. Dr. Johnson has been an educator for 22 years. Twelve of those years have been with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Over the past two decades, Dr. Johnson taught Math and Science in grades 6-8, served as an Instructional Coach for Math and Science teachers, and as a Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation. Dr. Johnson has been an Assistant Principal at Falling Creek Middle School since August 2022.

Dr. Johnson believes a strong educational foundation opens doors to future opportunities. She is committed to helping students gain the skills and background knowledge needed to pursue dreams and passions they have yet to discover. Dr. Johnson believes everyone can achieve great things if they “just keep swimming.”

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She earned a Ph.D. in Education in December 2019. Dr. Johnson has one son who attends a CCPS high school and plays in the marching band. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, writing, or completing puzzles.

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Zachary Vogt, Dean of Students

Mr. Vogt grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to the University of Virginia. After graduation, he worked at the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan, Italy, and completed a masters program at NYU Florence. He returned to the Richmond area and began substituting in local schools to get familiarized with K-12 education. After working as a reading interventionist for Henrico County, he was hired by Falling Creek Middle as an ESL teacher in 2017. In 2020, he furthered his professional knowledge by completing an endorsement in Educational Leadership and Administration through Longwood University. 

Mr. Vogt has loved working with the ESL students at the Creek for the last six years, and is a strong advocate for both our ESL students and their families. He also understands the importance of positive school culture through his past leadership of the Sunshine Committee. He is looking forward to providing innovative instructional leadership and bringing in new resources to enrich our budding scholars. 

Mr. Vogt is married to his wife Emily and has two kids, Giulia and Luca. He lives in Hanover County and enjoys house projects, traveling, trying new coffee shops, and spending time with his family. Mr. Vogt speaks Spanish and Italian, and is excited to lead community engagement events for all our Panthers. 

Mr. Vogt is excited to serve Falling Creek in a new role as dean, and looks forward to lifting up students, teachers, and staff on a daily basis!