December ‘I Make A Difference’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the ‘I Make a Difference’ recognition in December: Arrowhead Elementary School: Kathy Gibson, Melissa McGee, Bev Stemen Bayside Elementary School: Tina Gilchrist, Evelin Skinner Brandon Middle School: Ira Banks, Christopher McElveen, Todd Perdue Green Run Elementary School: Tiffany Deese, Carolyn Poteat, Alexandra Shea, Sue Read More…

Alanton Elementary School teacher named CodeVA Computer Science Educator of the Year

Fara Faust, instructional technology specialist at Alanton Elementary School, was declared CodeVA’s 2018 Computer Science Educator of the Year at a ceremony in Richmond, Dec. 3, kicking off Computer Science Education Week in Virginia. Faust was given the award by Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane, who called her “one of the most Read More…

October-November 2018 ‘I Make a Difference’ Recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” recognition during October and November: Arrowhead Elementary School: Angela Aspinwall, Karen Crain, Heather Curry, Linda Ellison, Debbie Kerns, Karen Hayes, Connie Szymanski, Brittney West, Michelle Williams Bayside High School: Jaquan Glover, Maureen Loflin, Terry Mejia, Scott Varisco Bayside Middle School: Read More…

Independence Middle recognized at VDOE Education Equity Summer Institute

At its Education Equity Summer Institute, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recognized select schools for their achievements in reducing disproportionality in disciplinary action incident rates for students. Independence Middle School was one of seven schools in Virginia recognized for its reduction in levels of disproportionality in out of school suspensions (OSS) for students with Read More…

Munari, Alarcon named 2018 VBCPS Instructional Leaders of the Year

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence named Hermitage Elementary School’s Angie Munari and Corporate Landing Middle School’s Dr. Freddie Alarcon as the 2018 Elementary and Secondary Instructional Leaders of the Year. Announced each year at the division’s Administrators’ Conference, the honor highlights a building principal who is leading the way in Read More…

VBCPS and NAS Oceana earn Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana were presented the Exemplary Individual Project Partnership for the 2018 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award at the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) Annual National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C. Monday, July 23. This national recognition is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding partnerships Read More…

VBCPS staff and parent earn Virginia Association for the Gifted awards

The Virginia Association for the Gifted offers annual opportunities to award and recognize excellence among teachers, students, administrators and parents. Four individuals representing Virginia Beach City Public Schools earned Virginia Association for the Gifted Awards for the 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations to the following recipients of 2018 Virginia Association of the Gifted Awards: 2018 Leader Read More…

Two VBCPS elementary teachers selected as finalists for 2018 PAEMST

Allison Crisher, fourth-grade teacher at Luxford Elementary School, and Melissa Follin, third-grade teacher at Old Donation School, are two mathematics finalists in Virginia for the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by Congress and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of Read More…