Mr. Millaci walks into Churchland High School everyday with a bright smile on his face and the excitement to start a new day. Although his precise suit and neck tie mean business, Mr. Millaci has a charismatic and caring personality. He greets the students and staff with a pleasant ‘good morning’ and begins the day to make Churchland High School a great experience for everyone.
Shawn L. Millaci was born in Virginia Beach on December 28, 1976. He grew up as a quiet kid who loved sports; his favorite professional sports teams were the New York Nets, the New York Knicks, and the Washington Redskins. He attended Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach and was on the soccer team, National Honors Society, and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
After graduating high school in 1995, Millaci attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1999, he earned his bachelors in business administration. Millaci eventually undertook training in sales management for about 8 years before surprisingly deciding to become an educator.
Millaci describes his job as a first-year teacher, “At first when I became a teacher, I just wanted to teach. I loved teaching math and working with kids at a middle school. I wanted to become a curriculum specialist in math.”
Even though it wasn’t his initial goal, Millaci had previous experience in managing people and landed the opportunity of becoming a principal. He cherishes training and developing employees, so it was a perfect opportunity.
Millaci entered an administration program at Regent University in Virginia Beach while he was teaching. Soon, he was interviewed and was offered the assistant principal position at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Since being at Churchland High for almost an entire school year, Millaci loves it here. “Churchland is awesome. I think it’s got some tradition and great history.”
While being here at CHS, Millaci plans on doing a couple things to promote our school. “Going on, I just want to shoot for excellence in everything. Whether it’s athletics or academics, I want us to be out in the community getting our name out there. My goal is to take CHS to the next level. I just want to highlight our students, teachers, and athletics and build community partners.”
Millaci is excited to be at CHS and is looking forward to making things great. He wants to implement things that the students, parents, teachers and the community want out of Churchland High. Millaci wants to make sure our school serves everyone in our community and most importantly the students.
Mr. Millaci and freshman Jadyn Bright bumping fists.
Photos: Elijah Macklin