Dr. Strittmatter started as an English teacher at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Fountain, Colorado, and moved to Virginia in 2011. He continued his career for eight years as an English teacher at Falling Creek Middle School until he moved into administration in 2015.
At Falling Creek Middle School, Dr. Strittmatter worked with each grade level as an assistant principal. He was also the supervisor of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Electives during his tenure at the school. Moreover, he also oversaw both the PRIDE Academy and AVID programs.
Dr. Strittmatter received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Tech in 2008, his Master’s degree in English Education in 2009 from Virginia Tech, his Administration and Supervision endorsement in 2015 from Virginia Tech, and he is currently working towards his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with an expected completion date of 2021 from Virginia Tech. Needless to say – Dr. Strittmatter is a Hokie through and through.
Dr. Matthew Strittmatter
Mrs. Acome has spent her entire career in Chesterfield County Public Schools. She started as an English teacher at G.W. Carver Middle School in 1998, and moved across town when Davis opened in 2008. She continued her career as an English teacher until she decided to become a math teacher in 2013 at EDMS.
Remaining in the Ravens’ Nest, Mrs. Acome began her administrative career in 2016 as Assistant Principal and is now the Associate Principal. She is passionate about restorative practices, enjoys the positive energy at the Nest, and looks forward to celebrating all successes at EDMS!
Mrs. Acome received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from SUNY Oswego in 1998, and her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from VCU in 2015.
Mrs. Cioffi began her career in Baltimore County, Maryland. She taught 4th grade Spanish, 9th-12th grade Spanish, and 9th-12th grade ESL before working in the World Languages office for the county. She moved to Virginia in 2016, where she began working as a teacher with the Department of Juvenile Justice. She joined Chesterfield County in 2017. She’s excited to continue her work as an administrator here at Elizabeth Davis Middle School.
Mrs. Cioffi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Towson University in 2010. She received her Master of Arts in Leadership of Teaching Spanish from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland in 2013. She received her endorsement in Administration and Supervision from Goucher College in 2015.
Mrs. Lewis is excited to serve as the 6th grade Assistant Principal at Elizabeth Davis Middle School. In 2007, she began her career in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mrs. Lewis has also served as an Exceptional Education Teacher, Mentor Coach for New Teachers, High School Volleyball Coach, and Instructional School Compliance Coordinator.
Mrs. Lewis received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Claflin University in South Carolina, Master’s Degree in Teacher and Learning, and Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University.
Mrs. Lewis believes in creating partnerships with families and the school community to help optimize student success.
Mrs. Tye began her career in Prince Edward County, Virginia where she spent two years teaching 6th grade math. In 2005, Mrs. Tye moved to Chesterfield County and accepted a position as an 8th grade math teacher at Chester Middle School. She continued her career as a math teacher at Elizabeth Davis Middle since the school’s opening in 2008. Mrs. Tye has also served as the Mathematics Department Chair and National Junior Honor’s Society sponsor. She is excited to begin the next chapter in her educational career as part of the administrative team at Elizabeth Davis Middle School.
Mrs. Tye received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Longwood University in 2003, her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Longwood University 2006, and finally her Master of Education in Educational Leadership in 2021 from Averett University.
Dean of Students
My name is Jimmy Milcarek and I am thrilled to be a Raven. While this is my second year as a Raven Dean of Students, it is my 25th year in education.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I am a huge Steelers fan and live for my black and gold football team. I am a former Cold War B-52 aviator and Air Force Veteran. I was in the service when the Berlin Wall fell and through Desert Storm.
I am married to my wife, Eliza, a history teacher in Henrico County. I am the proud father of four, from National Weather Service meteorologist to my spunky, uber talented 7th grader.
I have a Masters in Educational Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania, now Penn West California. I moved to Virginia in 1994 and have taught all subjects from 3rd to 8th grade in Powhatan County, Richmond City and Henrico before joining our Raven Nest.
I am a huge fan of Marvel comics. I can definitely geek out on the MCU and all things Stan Lee. I have two 150+ pound Great Pyrenees puppies, Rocket and Groot and 3 amazing, yet, weird cats.
I am honored to have each EDMS student as a part of my academic life. I do love our mantra, “Once a Raven, Always a Raven!” It truly defines our incredible, personal, invigorating selfless community! Let’s go!!!
Dean of Students