The recruitment campaign, “Come Teach for Virginia Beach” encourages educators to join the exceptional teachers working with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). And, for a group of 50 high school seniors, their recruitment has already begun.
Although this recognition looked different from those of previous years, these high school seniors and aspiring VBCPS teachers received Future Teacher Awards at the June 23 School Board meeting. Each student is offered a contract for employment with the division once they earn a degree through an approved teacher education program and meet all employment requirements.
School Board member Trenace Riggs recognized the students by reading aloud each name as their senior portrait was displayed during the electronic Board meeting.
To qualify for the award, seniors must be enrolled in the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) class offered in high schools or in the Early Childhood Education program at the Technical and Career Education Center. The class and program introduce students to the teaching profession and help prepare them for future studies in education.
“While we share in the disappointment of not being able to celebrate these 50 Future Teachers in person, the School Board would like to remind our students just how proud we are of their hard work and determination these last few months,” said Ms. Carolyn Rye, School Board Chair. “Our VTfT students, despite unforeseen challenges and changes, continued to grow, thrive and make a path for their future. We are excited for the college adventure that lies ahead for each of them, which will provide new opportunities for fulfillment of their individual purpose and potential. We look forward to seeing them return to the division in a few years, bringing with them their own unique gifts to share in our classrooms with our students.”
VBCPS has presented Future Teacher Awards to high school seniors since 2008. More information about the VTfT program is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Congratulations to all 2020 VTfT contract recipients!
Bayside High School:
Frank W. Cox High School:
First Colonial High School:
Green Run Collegiate:
Green Run High School:
Kellam High School:
Kempsville High School:
Landstown High School:
Ocean Lakes High School:
Princess Anne High School:
Salem High School:
Tallwood High School:
Technical & Career Education Center: