Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) recruitment campaigns encourage educators to “Come Teach at the Beach.”
For 21 high school seniors, the opportunity to teach in Virginia Beach is guaranteed.
The aspiring teachers received Future Teacher Awards from VBCPS this spring and will be offered a contract with the division once they earn a degree through an approved teacher education program and meet all employment requirements.
To qualify for the award, seniors must be enrolled in the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTFT) class offered in high schools or in the Early Childhood Education program at the Technical and Career Education Center. The class and program introduce students to the teaching profession and help prepare them for future studies in education.
Many schools notified award winners with surprise announcements. For instance, VTFT teacher Jenna Free surprised Tallwood’s Future Teacher Award recipient, Olivia Kinert, in the elementary school class where Kinert is completing her VTFT internship.
Congratulations to all of the following Future Teacher Award recipients:
- Emily Barbrey, Kellam High School
- Rachael Benze, Princess Anne High School
- Alexis Buonfigli, Ocean Lakes High School
- Ashayla Byrd, Salem High School
- Madilynn Cole, Kempsville High School
- Ashley Garneau, Cox High School
- Rebecca Gattano, Kellam High School
- Charlene Giles, Bayside High School
- Renee Godoy, Bayside High School
- Natalie Hackmann, Ocean Lakes High School
- Brittney Hormuth, Landstown High School
- Olivia Kinert, Tallwood High School
- Claire Kinsey, Princess Anne High School
- Kelsey Langland, First Colonial High School
- Cayte Lyonnais, Cox High School
- Sarah Myroup, Salem High School
- Kylee Schoolcraft, Ocean Lakes High School
- Griffin Schutte, Princess Anne High School
- Tila Stevenson, Green Run High School
- Ashlynn Thompson, Princess Anne High School
- Nicole Tuckman, Cox High School
VBCPS has presented Future Teacher Awards to high school seniors since 2008. More information about the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.