Division celebrates National Board Certified Teachers

The Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI) hosted a reception Feb. 16 to celebrate the division’s five newest National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 10 honorees who renewed their certifications. PGI leads the division’s support programs for NBCTs. Superintendent Aaron Spence applauded their accomplishment and thanked them for continuing to “have that growth mindset to Read More…

Payne wins 2017 Karen Shinn Award for support of National Board Certification

Sarah Payne, professional learning specialist with the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI), received the 2017 Karen Shinn Award from the Southeastern Virginia (SEVA) National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) Regional Network. The award honors individuals who support and promote National Board Certification. The award’s namesake, Karen Shinn, was a Virginia Beach City Public Schools 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. JANUARY 2017 Bayside High: Jill Rowland, Luisa Zirkle, Chris Moore, Ashley Williamson Bayside Middle: Christine Lynch-Webster, Michelle Lewis, Wes Lammay, Jacob Griffon Bayside Sixth Grade Campus: Steve White, Nicole Bostic Brandon Read More…

Spotlight on teachers supporting great dreams

Parents, graduates and students continue to support the division’s Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign by submitting stories about the great teachers and staff members who have made a difference in their lives or the lives of their children. Ocean Lakes High School graduate Nikki Reeves wrote to share her praise for her guidance counselor Read More…

Schools and centers recognize 2018 Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to the following 2018 Teachers of the Year named by their respective schools and centers: Adult Learning Center: Ana Johnson Advanced Technology Center: Mack Stevens Alanton Elementary: Lorena Wornom Arrowhead Elementary: Ryanne Davis Bayside Elementary: Meghan Bakner Bayside High: Eleni Babcock Bayside Middle: Alexis Downham Bayside Sixth-Grade Campus: Kathryn Mitchell Birdneck Elementary: Megan Petermann Read More…

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…

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…