It is my honor to serve as the new principal of Chesterfield Elementary School.  I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside staff, parents, and community as we continue to lead and inspire the students of Chesterfield. My goal is to work hard to lead instructionally and professionally. Most importantly, I look forward to working with our students as we continue to provide academic excellence for them.

I come to Chesterfield Elementary with twenty-one years of service in education, with all of my time dedicated to Burke County Public Schools. I have several years of experience as a school administrator, both secondary and elementary.  Prior to my service as a school administrator, I served as an elementary classroom teacher for ten years.  After my time in the classroom, I had the fortunate opportunity to serve Burke County Public Schools as an Elementary Instructional Coach- serving schools in Eastern and Western Burke County.

A strong focus on classroom instruction and a student-centered environment are two areas that I firmly believe in.  Our focus is to provide a rigorous environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, inspired learners, and good citizens. The mission of Chesterfield Elementary is to teach children to learn, to grow and to succeed for a lifetime. I value the relationship between school and the home, partnering together for the success of the child. Together, we can achieve this mission!

Being a proud resident of Burke County, I reside with my wife Heather—a BCPS teacher and my three children.

I am appreciative of the warm welcome that I have received from the Chesterfield community.  I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and build a strong working relationship as we move forward together.

Being visible and accessible is one of my hallmarks; you will find me available on campus during morning arrivals, afternoon dismissals, and throughout the day when I am not in classrooms. If I can be of service to you or your family, please let me know. 


Charles Williams