Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Allison Krebs

When schools are administering SOL tests, teachers prefer that there are no surprises. Quiet hallways, functioning computers and prepared students ensure testing days run smoothly. Allison Krebs got a good surprise just before her students began SOL testing May 31. Dr. Spence visited the Lynnhaven Middle sixth-grade teacher to let her know that a former student contacted the Read More…

French elected to VSTE board of directors

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has announced that David French, principal of Tallwood Elementary School, has been elected to join the VSTE board of directors. He is one of two new board members and will serve a three-year term beginning in July. According to VSTE’s website, the mission of the professional development Read More…

Kempsville Elementary celebrates ‘Super Teacher’ Amy Watson

Cheerleaders from neighboring Kempsville High School clapped, stomped and cheered as Kempsville Elementary students entered the cafeteria. Every great pep rally needs cheerleaders and there were high fives and handshakes for everyone. The elementary school’s principal, Lori Hasher, invited the cheerleaders to make this SOL pep rally extra special. At least one student sensed something Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Sarah Sykes

Landstown Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Sarah Sykes didn’t flinch when her principal, assistant principal and Chief Schools Officer Rashard Wright entered the room. Like most teachers, she is used to administrators and fellow teachers visiting classrooms for learning walks and observations. Sykes did pause, however, when Wright explained they were there to recognize her. A student submitted Read More…

VBRC recognizes Reading Teachers of the Year

The Virginia Beach Reading Council (VBRC) is hosting its annual banquet May 15 at which it will celebrate the Reading Teachers of the Year named by the division’s elementary schools. The event will also feature remarks by VBRC 2016 Administrator of the Year, Rosemont Elementary Principal Cari Hall, and VBRC 2016 Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Evans, Read More…

Mackiewicz and Grey named Assistants of the Year

The Virginia Beach Education Association partnered with the school division to host a reception May 10 to recognize the 2017 Assistants of the Year selected by schools and centers. Two assistants, Amy Mackiewicz and Lauren Grey, were recognized with Citywide Assistant of the Year awards and an honorarium. Mackiewicz, who works at Kempsville Elementary, was Read More…

Tagged by Superintendent recipients named for second semester

The following staff members were recipients of the Tagged by the Superintendent recognition for the second semester of school year 2016-17: Adult Learning Center, Karra Shikimachi Advanced Technology Center, Kathy Sargent Alanton Elementary School, Debbie Torres Arrowhead Elementary School, Karen Bennett Bayside Elementary School, Haytham Abdulhamid Bayside High School, Jennifer Lanz Bayside Middle School, Lisa Amos Bayside Sixth-Grade Campus, Laura Orzell Birdneck Read More…

I Make a Difference Award recipients for 2016-17

Congratulations to the following VBCPS staff members who have been recognized by their colleagues with the I Make a Difference Award. APRIL 2017 Bayside Middle: Melvin Francis, Jennifer Comeau, Carra Doyle Brandon Middle: Jordan Kennedy, Julie Young, Charlotte Baedke, Cortney Danaher College Park Elementary: Neph Angoluan, Carla Maringo, and Liz Jordan Cox High: Jade Bolling, Bryan Rudolph, Read More…