Congratulations to division’s new National Board Certified Teachers

Currently, Virginia Beach City Public Schools has 136 National Board Certified Teachers, making it the fourth highest in Virginia in terms of teachers who have achieved this national distinction. Created by teachers for teachers, National Board Certification is a voluntary, rigorous process. It is the most respected professional certification in education according to the National 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 this school year. DECEMBER 2016 Bayside Middle School: Deborah Welker, Simone Gaillard Brandon Middle School: Ronald Collins, Darnita Trotman, John Pienkowski Cox High School: Dawn Horan, Melissa Rusak, Sean Duffy Green Run Elementary School: Alison Read More…

Landstown’s Kimura-Koenig joins national staff for USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey announced that Yuko Kimura-Koenig, Landstown High School teacher and athletic trainer, will join the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) staff as the medical manager. She teaches anatomy and health and physical education at Landstown. According to a USA Field Hockey press release, Kimura-Koenig became involved with the sport of field hockey during Read More…

Excellence at Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing earns program No. 1 rankings

The Technical and Career Education Center’s Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing (VBSPN) is celebrating its ranking as the top program in the state and nation for the fourth consecutive year. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing identified the VBSPN as the No. 1 program among 40 licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs in Read More…

VBCPS school-community partnerships highlighted in VASCD publication

In an article published in the fall 2016 issue of Virginia Educational Leadership, Meghan Raftery, coordinator of school/community partnerships for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), discusses the value of Reciprocal Experiences (Rxs). “Reciprocal Experiences (Rxs) are mutually-beneficial partnerships between schools and community organizations which are completed during the school day and in the context Read More…

VBCPS Fleet Technician places third in national competition

Don Ertel, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) fleet technician, was awarded second runner-up at the America’s Best Training & Skills Competition Nov. 4-8 in Kansas City, Missouri. Held in conjunction with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, the America’s Best competition attracts technicians and inspectors from the nation’s school bus industry. Technicians and inspectors were Read More…