Principal's Message

Dr. Amy Stamm
Principal of New Kent Elementary School

Dear New Kent Elementary Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new proud principal of New Kent Elementary School. I am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this amazing school and wonderful community. I am  looking forward to working in collaboration with our teachers, staff, students and parents towards great success. It is going to be a great year!

I am joining the New Kent family with 20 years of educational experience spanning grades PreK-12. Prior to my experience as principal, I was an assistant principal and had experiences as a teacher, school counselor, and the division director of testing. I believe in building strong relationships with our students, staff and community; in shared leadership; and in doing what is best for all students. I am also a firm believer in leading by example and that together anything is possible. I am overjoyed to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

On a personal note, I am married and I am a mother of two young men, ages 18 and 19. I am an alumni of Christopher Newport University where I earned a Bachelors; University of West Alabama, where I earned a Master’s in School Counseling; Virginia Commonwealth University, where I earned a Post-Masters in K-12 Supervision and Administration; and most recently, the College of William and Mary, where I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

I am confident that this will be a positive and rewarding experience focused on building the strongest foundation for some of the youngest students in our county. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, email me, or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best experience for your child and the children of New Kent Elementary School. 

Again, I am so grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to working with you on behalf of your child’s education.


Amy H. Stamm, Ed.D.


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Mr. David Baum
Assistant Principal

     Hello River Otter family! I am proud to be a member of such a wonderful and successful school. New Kent Elementary School has a proven tradition of parents, teachers and support staff working together to accomplish great things. I know that together we will not only maintain our current achievement levels, but will get even better.
     My commitment and background will hopefully assist with this growth. I started my career at the Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation teaching historical programs to elementary students across the Commonwealth. I then taught history at Surry County High School for seven years. Finally, I have served four years as the Assistant Principal at New Kent High School. With the opportunity to return to my first love, working with younger students, I was appointed Assistant Principal at New Kent Elementary School.  I look forward to assisting with the education of our students in a secure and nurturing environment. I believe in an open door policy, and, as such, if you need me please call 966-9663, or email me at [email protected].