About Walker School
Bridging the Gap Between Elementary and Middle School
Walker Upper Elementary School serves children in grades 5 and 6 from across Charlottesville. Our students enjoy a balanced curriculum that maintains a focus on learning while also nurturing community and caring. We offer opportunities and resources typically unavailable to such young students. In academics, for example, our sixth-graders can take Spanish for high school credit! In fine arts, our fifth-graders are active in art, band, choir, or orchestra. We even have an award-winning jazz band! We also recognize that our students are only 10 to 12 years old, so we also value recess and hands-on activities. We also offer before- and after-school care and clubs to extend learning and support families.
Since early attitudes about school often pave the way to higher education, Walker teachers guide students in their progress toward high school graduation and beyond, delivering support and challenges as needed by the student. An active Quest program engages and challenges young minds.
At Walker School, we bridge the gap between elementary school and middle school. To learn more, click here for a brochure about our school.
Principal Linda Humphries has worked in public education for more than two decades. Aside from her role as principal at Walker, she previously taught gifted education at the school and also served as an instructional coach at Clark Elementary. In other school divisions, Ms. Humphries served as an assistant principal and was a principal for six years. She holds three degrees, from JMU, U.Va., and City University, Bellevue (WA).
Assistant principal Christie Henson Isaiah has a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University and an M.S. from Virginia State. She began her career teaching elementary school, and has been an assistant principal at Walker since 2008.
Assistant principal Brad Taylor graduated from SUNY Cortland and earned his M.S. from the University of Virginia. He has worked at Walker since 1999, first as teacher and reading specialist, and beginning in 2009 as assistant principal.