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…

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…

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…

October 2017 ‘I Make a Difference’ award winners

Congratulations to the following staff members who received the “I Make a Difference” award from their colleagues during October: Adult Learning Center:  Maura Tipping, Alice Thomas, Dan Stringent Bayside Elementary: Rebecca Pederson, Tracy Taylor Bayside High:  Ryan Kurpiel, Derek Richburg, Daniel Keros, Diana Scofield Bayside Middle: Towanna Hunter, Sheila Snead, Nancy Hardison, Matt Cornelison, Jennifer Bryan-Mendez Bayside Read More…

National Conference Grants awarded to ITS and LMS recipients

In September, the Department of Teaching and Learning (DTAL) offered the opportunity for two instructional technology specialists (ITS) and two library media specialists (LMS) to expand their professional learning by applying for DTAL National Conference Grants. Congratulations to the following elementary and secondary specialists who recently were surprised with the grant selection announcements at their Read More…