Lamb selected for 2017-2018 Urban Superintendents Academy

Dr. Heather Lamb, adult academic coordinator at the Adult Learning Center, has been accepted into the 2017-2018 School Superintendents Association (AASA)/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy. Lamb is in the third cohort of educational leaders participating in the academy that was established in 2015. According to the AASA website, the Urban Superintendents Academy is designed to help Read More…

Five more high schools to benefit from NMSI College Readiness Program

In a special ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana Sept. 15, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) was presented a $4 million Department of Defense grant to implement the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program in five more VBCPS high schools: Cox, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes and Princess Anne. VBCPS previously received Read More…

CDE names Cashwell among Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers

Dr. Amy Cashwell, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Chief Academic Officer, has been selected as one of the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. The 30 K-12 and higher education leaders were selected based on “their efforts to improve education through effective implementation of technology-rich solutions; their impact Read More…

Moore becomes first VBCPS National Geographic Certified Educator

Stacey Moore loves science. You could say it is in her blood. “Everything growing up was a science lesson,” said Moore of her childhood with her father, a science teacher. It’s hard to imagine that the third-grade teacher’s enthusiasm for science could increase but her participation in the National Geographic Educator Certification program did just that. “It’s Read More…

Schools and centers welcome new administrators

Students and staff will see a few new faces in their schools and centers for the 2017-2018 school year. The School Board approved three administrative appointments at its Aug. 2 meeting and Superintendent Aaron Spence announced eight summer administrative reassignments. Adult Learning Center Natasha Christian, coordinator of adult academic programs Bayside Midde School Steven Oberlander, administrative assistant Jessica Rohmann, administrative Read More…

Administrators applaud ‘amazing’ accreditation announcement

In a word: Amazing. In three words: We did it! Those are the words Bayside Middle School tweeted to share the superintendent’s announcement that 100 percent of the division’s testing schools are projected to earn full Standards of Learning accreditation. The news provided the perfect celebratory ending to the 2017 Administrators’ Conference, “Be Amazing: A Call for Read More…

Zigrang, Delaney named 2017 Instructional Leaders of the Year

The theme for the 2017 Administrators’ Conference was, “Be Amazing: A Call for Transformational Leaders.” And, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence used his keynote remarks Tuesday afternoon to acknowledge two amazing principals in the division by awarding the Instructional Leader of the Year honors. At the elementary level, Thoroughgood Elementary Read More…

McDowell selected as state finalist for national math and science teaching award

Dianna McDowell, an eighth-grade science teacher at Old Donation School, is one of seven teachers selected as Virginia finalists for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program was established by the White House in 1983 and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of Read More…