Principal's Message

                                                                         Principal Message


All students deserve quality education. We believe that we should spark a child’s interests and tap into the gifts and dreams of all students. Frequent exposure to technology and instructional tools are the gateway to fundamental success in our global society. In addition, our students should also experience a safe orderly environment that is conducive to learning every day.


Douglass Park’s vision is to create a learning environment that reaches the whole student.

Students will learn to explore, problem solve, think critically, and experience academic gains and success.

It is our belief that:

  • All stakeholders are responsible for our student success;
  • instruction should be data driven, differentiated, standards-based, and implemented with research-based strategies, curriculum, and programs;
  • to achieve high academic standards, students require support from the home and community; and
  • All students should experience a safe, healthy, caring, and secure instructional environment.

Principal’s Message:

The administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education to all students of Douglass Park Elementary. We are charged to promote academic achievement, support social-emotional learning, foster creativity, and positive self-esteem.

About Principal Fields-Hines:


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 23 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.

Please see the committees and groups below:

  • 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…”All In” for the Cozy Bears with SWAG:

School and Community

Working together to



Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2023 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.