Principal 4

Mrs. Tonya Fields-Hines, Principal

Mrs. Fields-Hines is a 1991 graduate of Bluestone High School (Skipwith, Va.) She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Saint Paul’s College, a Masters Degree in Urban Education with a Concentration in Mathematics from Norfolk State University, and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. With 25 years of experience in Portsmouth Public Schools, she has worked as a 4th and 5th grade Inclusion Teacher at Hodges Manor Elementary and a K-6 Instructional Mathematics Specialist at Park View Elementary. Most recently,  Mrs. Fields-Hines served as an Assistant Principal at Churchland Academy Elementary School.

Mrs. Fields-Hines has served on several Virginia Department of Education SOL Math Assessment Committees and other groups within her respective, assigned schools. In March of 2023, Mrs. Fields-Hines was awarded the Phenomenal Woman "Bridge Builders" Award through the Portsmouth Outreach Foundation.

Please see the committees and groups below:

  • Member of Virginia Alliance of Black School Educators (Member of Governance Committee)
  • Executive Board Member of Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists (charter member) 
  • Past president of the Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists
  • VDOE Team Leader - Just in Time “Quick Checks”
  • School Improvement Chair
  • School Improvement Team
  • Principals’ Cabinet Member
  • Leadership Team Member
  • Grade Chairperson (4th and 5th grade)
  • Science Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum Writer (Science and Mathematics)
  • Data Analyst (K-6)
  • Benchmark Testing Coordinator
  • School SOL Test Coordinator

In addition, she is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Mrs. Fields-Hines is a native of Chase City, VA (Mecklenburg Co). She is the eldest daughter of James and Peggy Fields and she has one sibling James Andre Fields. Mrs. Fields-Hines is married to Michael D. Hines, Sr. They have twin daughters Mikayla and Aliyah of the home, two adult children Chanel and Michael Jr., and three grandchildren Micah, “Tre”, and Charlotte.

As we prepare for a new school year, Mrs. Fields-Hines will work tirelessly to model the motto for Douglass Park Elementary…

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