Designed &
By E. R. Lord
a Member of:
The html Writers Guild

    Personal Information


  • A native Virginian, born in Southampton County Virginia
  • Peninsula resident for over 50 years
  • Married to Gerard Woodbury, a retired NASA engineer
  • Two children, Gerard Woodbury, Jr. and Michelle O'Flynn
  • Two grandchildren, Madeline Patricia Bauer and William Michael O'Flynn
  • A member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for over 40 years. Leads an ecumenical worship group. Is a Lay Eucharistic Minister. Has taught Sunday School. Leads "The Moving Spirit" liturgical dance troop, Sings in the Adult choir


  • Bachelor's in Music Education from Longwood College
  • Master's in School Psychology from the College of William and Mary
  • Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling/School Psychology from the College of William and Mary
  • Doctorate in Counseling/School Psychology from the College of William and Mary
  • Licensed Professional Counselor.


  • Director of the Hampton University's Children's Diagnostic Clinic
  • Assistant Professor, Hampton University for 13 years
  • Written Federal Training grants worth over one million dollars
  • School Psychologist in the Newport News and Hampton school systems
  • Directed an Army Adult Education program
  • Administrator and teacher at all levels of private and public schools, K-Graduate School


  • Member-at-Large Virginia Municipal League Executive Committee, 2014-
  • Vice-Chairman of the Virginia Transit Association, 2011-2012
  • Chairman of the Hampton Roads Transit Board of Commissioners, 2011-2012
  • Member of the Newport News City Council, 2008 to Present
  • Chairman, Virginia School Board Association (Tidewater Region), 2005-2007
  • Member of Newport News School Board, 2002-2008
  • Chairman, Tidewater Region, Virginia School Board Association, 2005-2007
  • New Horizons Regional Education Board/Career and Technical Advisory Council, 2005-Present
  • Guidance Advisory Committee, 2005-2007
  • WHRO Board of Directors, 2007-2008
  • WHRO Board of Control - HRETA, 2005-Present
  • Chairman, Hampton Roads Educational Television Advisory Board, 2007-Present
  • Member, Newport News Republican City Committee, 2000-Present
  • Employee Liaison Committee, 2004-2005
  • Vice-Chairman, Tidewater Region, Virginia School Board Association, 2003-2005
  • Special Education Advisory Committee, NNPS, 2002-2005
  • Board of Trustees--Virginia Living Museum, 2002-2005
  • Technology Revision Plan Committee, 2002-2004, 2007-Present
  • Delegate-Virginia School Board Association, 2002-2004
  • Board Member, Office on Youth Development, 2001-2002
  • First VP Hampton Roads Republican Woman's Club, 1999-2001
  • Youth Development Taskforce, 1999-2000
  • Framework for the Future Taskforce - District II, 1998-2000
  • Chairperson, Youth Services Commission, 1997-2000
  • Vice Chairperson, Youth Services Commission, 1996-1997
  • Vestry, St. Andrews Episcopal Church. 1995-1998, 2001-2004
  • Strategic Planning Team, Poquoson City Schools, 1995-1997
  • Watkins School Improvement Team, 1995-1997
  • Past President, Junior Women's Club of Hilton Village


  • One of Ten Top Applicants in the US for the Lynch Memorial Scholarship, 2011
  • Human Rights Award, City of Newport News, 1997

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