December 2017 ‘I Make a Difference’ award winners

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” award during December: Bayside High:  Sam Hamilton, Steve Brown, Lin Johnson Brandon Middle: Susie Metsker, Dan Rhudy Cox High: Susan Sigler, Angie Noe, Karen Cole Creeds Elementary: Sarah Cicatko, Jennifer Walburn, Lori Kirste Diamond Springs Elementary: Valerie Morris, Jie Read More…

John Pienkowski wins national ‘Outstanding New Educator’ award

In September, Brandon Middle School science teacher John Pienkowski learned he had been selected as one of five finalists for the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) 2018 Outstanding New Educator Awards. According to the NAAC, award nominees are in their first three years of teaching, were certified through an alternative route program that is a Read More…

VBEF awards $150,000 and celebrates 71 grant projects

Welcome to the STEMnasium. Widening the World through Publishing. Fin-tastically Fun Sustainability. Planting the Seeds of Tomorrow: Literacy Garden. Making with Minecraft These are only five of the 71 grant projects recognized by the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) at its annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration Dec. 6. Thanks to the foundation’s many grant Read More…

Leigh Drake’s artwork selected for VBEF 2018 Commemorative Print

Beginning in November, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) invited the public to cast its online vote for the foundation’s 2018 Commemorative Print. Each of the five options, artwork created by Virginia Beach City Public Schools employees, was on display Dec. 6 at the VBEF’s annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration  where it also Read More…

VBCPS receives 2017 Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum Strategy Award

Virginia Beach City Public Schools was among the 10 school districts and one school honored with the 2017 Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum Strategy Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the school division at the Learning Counsel’s Annual Gathering and National Awards event, was Director of Instructional Technology Bill Johnsen. According to a Learning Counsel article about Read More…

November 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 November: Adult Learning Center: Joyce Lovitt, Elgia Easter Bayside High: April Clark, Doug Richards, Maureen Loflin Bayside Sixth-Grade Campus: Darnell Wilson Brandon Middle: Ira Banks, Dave Hanvey, Ebony Hines-Woolard Centerville Elementary: Joy Josker, Kaci Tellefsen Christopher Farms Elementary: Danielle Minehan Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign recognizes 11 teachers

During the three-day school week before Thanksgiving, Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence and senior leaders from the Department of School Leadership delivered 11 recognitions from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. As part of the campaign, parents, students and others are encouraged to send an email to GreatTeachers@vbschools.com to share a positive story about a Read More…

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…