Munari, Alarcon named 2018 VBCPS Instructional Leaders of the Year

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence named Hermitage Elementary School’s Angie Munari and Corporate Landing Middle School’s Dr. Freddie Alarcon as the 2018 Elementary and Secondary Instructional Leaders of the Year. Announced each year at the division’s Administrators’ Conference, the honor highlights a building principal who is leading the way in Read More…

Freeman receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

Chris Freeman, AP environmental science teacher at Kellam High School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) administers the award in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize outstanding teachers and students in grades K-12 who employ Read More…

Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council leads workshop for teachers on best engagement practices

As class was just getting underway, the instructor immediately caught students’ attention with his first instructions, “We’re going to start off with a personality test.” Although everyone in the room was a Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student or staff member, this wasn’t your typical class. The instructor was Reed Curtin, rising senior in the Mathematics Read More…

Employee Input Survey results are in…

What do employees think about working for Virginia Beach City Public Schools? The results of this year’s Employee Input Survey, presented to the School Board on June 21, revealed that 85 percent of employees agreed they are proud to work in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), while an even higher 88 percent agreed the Read More…

Asbestos (AHERA) Management Plans Available

The Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of October 1986, requires all school facilities to have an inspection for asbestos-containing building materials and to have a detailed management plan identifying these materials. The AHERA Management Plans are available in each school’s main office for review by parents, teachers Read More…

Program helps first-year principals

Dr. Karin DiMaggio knew that although it was her first year as principal of Glenwood Elementary School, she wasn’t alone. “I knew that I had a lifeline—just someone that I could call anytime who was in my same shoes,” she added referring to her mentor, veteran principal Krista Barton-Arnold of Parkway Elementary School. The two Read More…