Tag: john porter

T.C. teacher Louis Kokonis celebrates 60 years with ACPS

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria’s schools have changed a lot during the past 60 years, however, there has been one constant: Mr. Kokonis. Louis Kokonis,...

Photos: The sights of the 2018 George Washington Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returned to Old Town on Monday, bringing with it music, patriotic displays, energetic dance and even ponies. This year's event...

Rookie councilor Willie Bailey to run for reelection

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Two years into his first term as a city councilor, Willie Bailey said he spent a lot of time debating...

ACT names new president and CEO

Local nonprofit ACT for Alexandria has named its new leader. Heather Peeler, who has a long track record in the nonprofit world, succeeds John Porter,...

ACPS names new superintendent

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria School Board has selected Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., a T.C. Williams alumnus, as the district’s new superintendent,...

Alexandria in Action: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Outside of summer, these next couple of months are my favorite. It is, as Andy Williams sang in the old holiday classic, the most...

Longtime ACT for Alexandria leader to step down

John Porter, who has served as president and CEO of nonprofit ACT for Alexandria for eight years, will step down from his role at...

Alexandria in Action: Once a Titan, Always a Titan

During my life, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. From students I taught to those for whom I served as principal...

Alexandria in Action: New beginnings

June is a month of new beginnings. In addition to signaling the start of summer, June is filled with weddings and graduations — new...