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Head of School Search


We are proud to announce James (Jay) Lasley Jr. as Hampton Roads Academy’s next Head of School, starting July 1, 2023.
“I am thrilled to have been selected as Hampton Roads Academy's Head of School, and am so proud to help lead this vibrant, committed, and passionate school community.  I am grateful to Tasha Rose, Mark Sarrett, and the entire Search Committee for entrusting me with this tremendous responsibility.  My family and I consider Tidewater home, and we are looking forward to returning to an area so dear to our hearts.” 

The Head of School Search Committee

List of 9 items.

  • Tasha Rose '98 (Chair of the Search Committee)

    Natasha (Tasha) Rose is a 1998 graduate of Hampton Roads Academy and was one of five siblings to attend. She studied at Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business, earning her degree in 2002. She began her career working for Ferguson Enterprises where she served in multiple roles. She was a three time winner of the President’s Gallery for her sales leadership. She served as showroom manager in Roanoke, VA and Charleston, SC and finished her career at Ferguson as the Hampton Roads Area Lighting Owner in 2008. She currently owns a social media firm called Social Butterfly Media and is the COO for CAN Talent. Tasha’s time is mainly focused in the community. She is a founding member of Impact 100 Greater Peninsula where she served as board co-chair from 2018-2020.  Tasha’s step-son, Tyler Rose, graduated from HRA in 2014 and her children, Cooper (class of 2024), Ava (class of 2027) and Harper (class of 2029), currently attend HRA.
  • Mark Sarrett ’79 (Chair of the Board of Trustees)

    Mark Sarrett ‘79 graduated from Lynchburg College, and began his career in accounting with Coopers and Lybrand, focusing on business audits and financial and tax planning. Shortly after graduation, he successfully met the requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant. He subsequently attended Old Dominion University where he completed designated coursework for  Professional Financial Planning. Additionally, he has worked as a financial professional in the residential and commercial real estate, development, and construction industry. Mark is currently a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. In addition to his  bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Mark also holds Series 7 and Series 66 Securities registrations. He currently lives in Newport News and has been a resident of Hampton Roads his entire life. He is a past board member of the Christopher Newport University Sailing Foundation. He is also a board member for Youth Sailing Virginia, an organization promoting the sport of sailing to High School teams as well as underprivileged youth of all ages. He is married to Lorie, his wife of 37 years, and has two children, one a graduate of HRA ’08 and William & Mary, and one a graduate of HRA ’11 and University of South Carolina. His life-long hobby remains racing sailboats, and he also enjoys golf and surfing.

    * Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company
    * Mark is no longer a practicing Certified Public Accountant 
  • Chris Beal '98

    Chris Beal is a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Newport News. He has been in the business for more than 17 years and advises his clients on investment management and financial strategies.
    Chris is an alumni of HRA from class of 1998. After HRA, he went to Hampden-Sydney College where he received a degree in Managerial Economics. Chris lives in Poquoson, VA with his wife Brynn and two children, Bradley (class of 2033) and Wells (Class of 2035). He enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time outdoors. He is active in the community and is on the Board of Trustees for James River Association which is based in Richmond.
  • Allison Parks Hale '92

    Allison Parks Hale '92 is a native of Newport News and a 1992 honors graduate of Hampton Roads Academy. Allison earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Teaching at the University of Virginia, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Parks Orthodontics headquartered in Yorktown. Parks Orthodontics was founded in 1978 by her late father, Dr. William Parks, who was also an HRA Trustee. For the past 12 years, Allison has worked to build on the strong foundation established by her father, and today the multi-doctor, multi location practice is the among the largest and top producing in the region. Allison is both honored and humbled to be called upon to serve as an HRA Trustee.
  • Phillip C. Jones

    Phillip C. Jones grew up in Pennsylvania relocating to Virginia in 1998. He received his BS from The Pennsylvania State University and MBA studies at Temple University. He was formerly an Officer of a local Fortune 500 company and now serves as President of Controlled Conditions Corporation, its holding company and smaller sister companies. Controlled Conditions is the leading Commercial / Industrial HVAC and refrigeration service provider in Southeastern Virginia. The company also has divisions providing engineering services, Building Controls / Automation design and installation, specialty medical repairs and light construction. Phillip has previously served on various other boards including the YMCA and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School as well as the Vestry of Christ Church holding various leadership positions in each. He has two children who have graduated from Hampton Roads Academy, class of 2018 and 2021.
  • Brantlee Lemmink

    Brantlee Lemmink is the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Ferguson Enterprises. She joined Ferguson in 1993 and spent the majority of her career in Information Technology before transitioning into her current role. Brantlee is originally from the Hampton Roads area and received her B.A. in French and International Affairs from Mary Washington College. She has also attended Executive Development programs at University of Virginia, University of North Carolina and IMD (International Institute of Management Development). She is active in the community serving on the boards of the YMCA and HRA. She and her husband Jason and two children, Alex (HRA class of 2020) and Campbell (HRA class of 2025).
  • Nicholas Sablan

    Dr. Nicholas Sablan joined Tidewater Orthopaedics in 2011 and currently practices in Hampton as well as Williamsburg. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and medical school at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York.  After Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Connecticut, he received fellowship training at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles in Sports Medicine.  He and his wife MaryBeth have four children who attend HRA: Madeline (Class of 2025), Luke (Class of 2027), Helena (Class of 2030), and Penelope (Class of 2034). They live in Williamsburg and enjoy sports, family time, and traveling.
  • Terry L. Tang

    Terry L. Tang is a former partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, in the San Francisco office. Her practice consisted of intellectual property and appellate litigation. After her legal career, she worked as a management consultant for the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Co. She received her B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. S. Jay Plager on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Jimmy, have two daughters: Darcy (class of 2028), and Ellie (class of 2029).
  • Shawn Winfield

    Shawn M. Winfield is a licensed realtor and a licensed social worker.  She received a B.S. degree from Miami University in Housing and Design, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.  Shawn worked many years in hospital settings and hospice care as a social worker providing counseling and case management to patients and families.  More recently, she is a founding member and President of a company in which she invests in properties that are in need of rehabbing in Hampton Roads.  Shawn enjoys traveling, reading, scrapbooking, art, and spending time with family and friends.  She and her husband, Robert, have two sons: RJ (Class of 2025), and Aaron (Class of 2027).

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.