Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Andrew Jackson

Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence interrupted Andrew Jackson’s class at Green Run Collegiate with a special announcement. The social studies teacher was the latest staff member to be recognized and surprised as part of the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Parent Kelly Burgess wrote to GreatTeachers@vbschools.com to share the many reasons why she respects Jackson and 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. FEBRUARY 2017 Bayside Elementary: Carrie Bedell, Ryan Gohlke Bayside High: Russlyn Wilkie, Jackie Mowery, Dan Campbell Bayside Middle: Jennifer Comeau, Raymond Medina, Jamie Taylor, Annette Hyman-Studivant Brandon Middle: Diane Slade, Melody Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Krista Mackintire

The Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign continues to recognize the positive impact of teachers. Krista Mackintire, fifth-grader teacher at Strawbridge Elementary School, was recently surprised with a visit to let her know how she inspired a former student. In her email to GreatTeachers@vbschools.com, Amanda Malbon shared fond memories of her former teacher: “As someone who has grown Read More…

VBCPS staff and students recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) teachers and students were recognized for their instruction and study of American history by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Feb. 23. The 40th Annual American History Awards Ceremony held in the school administration building was hosted by four local DAR chapters: Lynnhaven Parish, Adam Thoroughgood, Princess Anne County and Read More…

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…