Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign recognizes 11 teachers

During the three-day school week before Thanksgiving, Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence and senior leaders from the Department of School Leadership delivered 11 recognitions from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. As part of the campaign, parents, students and others are encouraged to send an email to GreatTeachers@vbschools.com to share a positive story about a Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Tim Dishaw

Math has always been a struggle for their children, wrote two parents in emails to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. “To say he hated math class on every level would be a true and accurate statement,” described one parent. All of that has changed this year, according to the parents, thanks to Kempsville Middle School Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Jacqueline Davis

In her email to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign, parent DaiToya Miles wrote that Jacqueline Davis “is everything that a teacher stands for,” and described her as a “supporter, motivator, encourager, confidant and leader.” Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence and Chief Schools Officer Rashard Wright visited Princess Anne High School Nov. 15 to surprise the English Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Amanda Townsend

“Dedicated,” “welcoming,” “selfless,” and “a blessing” are words two families used to describe Amanda Townsend, a special education teacher at Kempsville Middle School (KMS), in letters they wrote to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Cheryl Woodhouse, senior executive director of middle schools, visited Townsend’s school Nov. 14 to share both families’ letters and to recognize Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Amy Siverd

“What a wonderful way to start the week,” remarked Amy Siverd after a surprise visit to her first-grade classroom on behalf of the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Elementary School Directors Sean Walker and Kathy Starr visited North Landing Elementary Nov. 6 to share with Siverd the letter submitted by a parent to praise Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Lacy Ryerson

According to Centerville Elementary Principal Teresa Ritzel, fourth-grade teacher Lacy Ryerson is relatively new to teaching. She switched from a career in journalism to become a teacher. According to parent Teresa Coker, Ryerson made the right move. “I’ve never seen my daughter so enthusiastic about school or her teacher. Mrs. Ryerson brings life to the Read More…