Chesapeake Public Schools honors Dr. Deborah Hunley-Stukes with Auditorium Dedication at Hugo Owens Middle School

Honoring Dr. Deborah Hunley-Stukes

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is proud to  recognize the many accomplishments of Dr. Deborah Hunley-Stukes and decades of dedication to Chesapeake Public Schools.
 Dr. Debbie

On the evening of December 14, 2023, the Hugo A. Owens (HOMS) Middle School auditorium was dedicated in honor of Dr. Deborah “Debbie” Hunley-Stukes.

Dr. Hunley-Stukes began her career with Chesapeake Public Schools in 1982, spanning several decades, including her role as the first principal of HOMS from 1996-2006. While there, Dr. Hunley-Stukes trailblazed a legacy of success for the Mustangs. The dedication ceremony included students, former colleagues, family, and special guests.

Dr. Hunley-Stukes retired from public education in July 2021, after serving for 39 years with Chesapeake Public Schools. She served in several capacities to include; Teacher, Work Experience Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Staff Assistant to the Assistant  Superintendent for Personnel, Elementary School Principal, Middle School Principal, Program Administrator for Adult and Continuing Education, Director of Middle Schools/Curriculum and Instruction, and current position as the Director of Academic Support and Career Readiness.

Dr. Hunley-Stukes received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Marketing and Distributive Education, Master's Degree from  Norfolk State University in Educational Administration, and Doctorate Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va. Tech) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She is a school practitioner who has a true passion for working with educational leaders who aspire to become school administrators. Dr. Hunley-Stukes has worked as an Adjunct Professor for more than six years.

Dr. Hunley-Stukes has been recognized as one of Virginia's first educational leaders to receive the National Milken Educators Award and the first administrator, in the Hampton Roads area, to receive this prestigious recognition. Active in her church and community, Dr. Hunley-Stukes is a member of TOP Ladies of Distinction (Hampton Roads), City of Chesapeake's Woman of the Year 2011, Chesapeake Branch of the NAACP, community volunteer, as well as an active member of Lee's Chapel A.M.E. Church in Chesapeake, Va.

Congratulations Dr. Hunley-Stukes!