Mike Asip and his wife Leslie Baskin-Asip have lived in Powhatan for the past ten years.  They are proud parents of two adult children, Cailin, 30, and Danny, 33, as well as daughter-in-law Heather, and an 18 month-old grandson, Nolan James Asip.

Mike is a retired education leader, having served 38 years in teacher, middle school assistant principal and principal roles, completing his career as Chesterfield County Schools’ Director of Exceptional Education.  Mike has been leading change –  starting several model programs involving services for students with autism, dyslexia training, workforce development, and Medicaid services. Mike has empowered our students and their families by developing inclusive school programs that enrich and enable all students to be responsible citizens!


Mike is recognized for his advocacy at state and national levels, helping develop and change education policies to improve student learning and opportunity.  Mike brings a passionate professionalism and leadership experience in collaborating to get things done for Virginia citizens!

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