“Our children’s viability and prosperity hinges on building and maintaining a foundation of excellence through education.  I am excited at the continued possibility of serving more than 24,000 students of this great City. It is a critical time and our children have an urgent need for effective leadership and bold action. With coalition building between families, community partners, City Council and the Mayor’s Administration; we will ensure RPS is a gateway in preparing a thriving workforce and a path to higher education.”

Cheryl served for 38 years as a RPS Teacher, Specialist and Principal of Chimborazo Elementary School.  Cheryl has dedicated her life and professional career to the welfare of children and our community while cultivating future leaders.   Wife, mother, and community activist, Cheryl has deep roots in the East End.

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl's Plan

for #everychild

  • Modernize and renovate RPS facilities, including replacement of George Mason Elementary

  • Enhance and Implement effective technology, giving RPS schools competitive access to educational tools

  • Promote top tiered education for every child with emphasis on early childhood development

  • Encourage collaborative partnerships that enhance the RPS educational experience

  • Develop strategic outcomes that ensure every RPS student achieves and is equipped to overcome economic barriers


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PO Box 8131

Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 356-5455