Three VBCPS teachers named Tech4Learning Innovative Educators

Karen Holl and Anna Keane, Newtown Elementary second-grade teachers, and Colleen Rowan, second-grade teacher at Centerville Elementary, are among 32 educators nationwide who been recognized by Tech4Learning as 2017 Innovative Educators for their broad and innovative uses of Tech4Learning tools. Holl, Keane and Rowan are among the 10 Virginia Beach City Public Schools teachers to Read More…

The Week in Photos: Nov. 13-18

White Oaks Elementary fifth-graders participated in activities to spread joy on National Kindness Day, Nov. 13. Lynnhaven Elementary welcomed Pastor Curtis Johnson as a guest reader to kick off American Education Week, sponsored by the National Education Association Nov. 13-17. Other guest readers visited throughout the week. Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence visited Three Oaks Elementary Nov. Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Tim Dishaw

Math has always been a struggle for their children, wrote two parents in emails to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. “To say he hated math class on every level would be a true and accurate statement,” described one parent. All of that has changed this year, according to the parents, thanks to Kempsville Middle School Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Jacqueline Davis

In her email to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign, parent DaiToya Miles wrote that Jacqueline Davis “is everything that a teacher stands for,” and described her as a “supporter, motivator, encourager, confidant and leader.” Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence and Chief Schools Officer Rashard Wright visited Princess Anne High School Nov. 15 to surprise the English Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Amanda Townsend

“Dedicated,” “welcoming,” “selfless,” and “a blessing” are words two families used to describe Amanda Townsend, a special education teacher at Kempsville Middle School (KMS), in letters they wrote to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Cheryl Woodhouse, senior executive director of middle schools, visited Townsend’s school Nov. 14 to share both families’ letters and to recognize Read More…

The Week in Photos: Nov. 6-10

SCA officers from Indian Lakes Elementary attended the annual Elementary School Leadership Workshop at Virginia Beach Middle School Saturday, Nov 4. Pictured from left to right are: Paige Shultz, Christal Harris, Jacob Shinn, Christyn Harris, Emma Lewis and Chloe Hoffman North Landing Elementary first-grade teacher Amy Siverd was surprised in her classroom Monday, Nov. 6 Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Amy Siverd

“What a wonderful way to start the week,” remarked Amy Siverd after a surprise visit to her first-grade classroom on behalf of the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Elementary School Directors Sean Walker and Kathy Starr visited North Landing Elementary Nov. 6 to share with Siverd the letter submitted by a parent to praise Read More…