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Anderson || Brunke || Davis || Edwards || Holtz || McDonald || Melatti || Reid || Taylor || Tengco || Weems

Anderson Mrs. Beverly M. Anderson
2105 Commodore Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
January 2013 December 2016
757.481.5292 (home)
[email protected]
Beverly M. Anderson was elected to the School Board in November 2012. She retired from VBCPS in June 2012 after a 36-year career as an elementary school teacher. Her community involvement is varied. Throughout Anderson's years with VBCPS, she served as: president of the Nimitz Officers Wives Club; vice president of the Pembroke Elementary PTA; secretary, board member and faculty representative for the Virginia Beach Education Association; board member of Atlantic Soccer Club and board member of the Hampton Roads Sand Soccer Council. Over the years she volunteered with the PTA at Trantwood Elementary, Lynnhaven Middle and Alanton Elementary. Anderson also volunteers for Relay for Life and the Noble Women of Virginia Beach. She graduated from Concord University with a bachelor's of science degree in education. She and her husband, William, have two sons who graduated from VBCPS.
Brunke Mr. William J. "Bill" Brunke, IV
Vice Chairman

2809 S. Lynnhaven Rd., Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
District 7 - Princess Anne
June 2008 - December 2014
757.222.0134 (office)
757.286.2772 (cell)
757.222.0782 (fax-office)
[email protected]
William "Bill" Brunke was appointed by the Virginia Beach School Board on June 3, 2008 to fill the vacant seat representing District 7 Princess Anne and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. In February 2010 he was elected to serve as the School Board's vice chairman. Brunke is a certified public accountant (CPA) who has owned a public accounting firm in Virginia Beach since 1992. Brunke has a long history of community involvement. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Virginia Beach Community Services Board and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Currently he is a board member for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, serving on the finance and grant review committees. Additionally, Brunke was named the school division's 2007-2008 Central Office Volunteer of the Year. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, New York. Among his accomplishments, Brunke lists his work as a CPA, his experience as a youth softball coach and most importantly his role as a father and husband.
Davis Mrs. Emma L. "Em" Davis
1125 Michaelwood Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
District 5 - Lynnhaven
July 2002 - December 2014
757.340.8911 (home)
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Emma L. "Em" Davis was elected to the School Board in May 2002 and she was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. She retired in June 2002 from VBCPS with 36 years of service as a teacher, assistant principal and a principal. She has served on the board of the Virginia Association for Education of the Gifted and the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals. She is a past co-chairman of the Elementary Principals’ League and past president of the Virginia Beach Association of Elementary School Principals. Davis is an active member of the community and has served as chairman of the Boardwalk Art Show for three years. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Old Dominion University and a bachelor’s degree in history and social sciences from Longwood College. She also is a graduate of the Leadership Hampton Roads program. Mrs. Davis has a son who is a graduate of VBCPS.
Edwards Mr. Daniel D. "Dan" Edwards
1585 Lake James Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
District 2 - Kempsville
January 2013 - December 2016
District 1 - Centerville
July 1998 - December 2012
757.717.0259 (cell)
757.495.3551 (home)
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Daniel D. "Dan" Edwards was elected to the School Board in 1998 and re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is serving his 16th annual term as School Board chairman. Edwards is the former owner of a small manufacturing company in Virginia Beach. He had a 25-year career in the U.S. Navy, serving both at sea and working ashore largely in public finance. Edwards serves on the board of directors, as the treasurer and as the director of youth programs for the 1,700-member Tidewater Striders Running Club, and serves as the treasurer of the Road Runners Club of America, an organization of over a thousand running clubs across the nation. He also serves as a board member and treasurer for the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers, and on the boards of the Tidewater College Access Foundation and the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. He is also immediate past president of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club and president of the Kempsville Ruritan Club. He has been an active member of the Virginia Beach PTA since 1984. Edwards earned a bachelor's degree in education from Northwestern University and holds a master's degree in business administration from The College of William and Mary. Both his children are graduates of VBCPS.
Holtz Ms. Dottie Holtz
1304 Downs Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
January 2011 - December 2014

757.460.2440 (home)
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Dottie Holtz was elected to the School Board in November 2010. Holtz retired from VBCPS in 2008 after a 30-year career, serving as a teacher and computer resource specialist at Thoroughgood Elementary. In 2002 Holtz was named Thoroughgood Elementary's teacher of the year. Prior to teaching for VBCPS,Holtz taught for eight years. Her community involvement is diverse. Over the years she has been involved with organizations to include: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Lynnhaven River NOW; Tidewater Arts Outreach; the Sierra Club; Virginia Organizing Project; League of Women Voters; Relay for Life and Salvation Army. Holtz is a lifetime member of the Virginia Beach Education Association and serves on the 3rd Precinct Police Advisory Committee, Technology Hampton Roads Council and the Virginia Beach Reading Council. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from Fordham University and a master's in elementary education, with a concentration in technology, from Old Dominion University. Holtz's three children graduated from VBCPS.
Mckenzie Mr. Joel A. McDonald
P.O. Box 62765
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
District 3 - Rose Hall
January 2013 December 2016
[email protected]
Joel McDonald was elected to the School Board in November 2012. From 2006 to 2012, he was employed by VBCPS as the Data Support Specialist at Luxford Elementary, where he also served as a School Improvement Coordinator for the 2011-12 school year. While at Luxford, he served as an active member and executive officer of the Luxford Parent Teacher Association, a building representative for the Virginia Beach Education Association and was recognized for his effectiveness and efficiency by the VBCPS Superintendent. Currently, McDonald provides web design, development and communications consulting through his business, Comit Strategies. He is a 2003, and second generation, graduate of Bayside High School and an alumnus of the Cisco Networking Academy at the Advanced Technology Center, where he earned his Cisco Certified Networking Associate certification. McDonald earned his Associate of Arts in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, and his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Old Dominion University.
Melatti Mr. Bobby Melatti
520 S. Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
November 2012 - December 2014
757.463.1940 (work)
757.425.9283 (fax)
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Bobby Melatti was elected to the School Board in November 2012. Melatti is employed as the program director of Beachevents and is involved in providing entertainment for visitors to the city's oceanfront area. During his term as program director, Beachevents was named a Model Partner of VBCPS and remains an active participant in activities held at Salem High School and the Visual and Performing Arts Academy where his wife, Eva, works as the academy coordinator. Melatti is the current chair of the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission where he has served for the past 12 years. He also serves on the Resort Advisory Commission and is an active member of the Oceanfront Enhancement Committee, as well as the Sustainability Committee. Melatti is a lifelong student of history, and during the 2007 Jamestown 400th Anniversary celebration he produced the History Festival that honored Virginia Beach's rich contribution to the history of the nation. He holds a bachelor's degree in History from Old Dominion University and is currently completing his master's degree in history at the same institution. His three children have all graduated from VBCPS.
Reid Mr. Sam Reid
1533 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
District 6 - Beach
January 2011 - December 2014
757.284.1067 (home)
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Sam Reid, a life-long resident of Virginia Beach and graduate of First Colonial High School, was elected to the School Board in November 2010. Reid served 20 years in the U.S. Navy in the electronics field and also worked for VBCPS in the Office of School Plant Services as a carpenter. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Reid is an avid volunteer in the Virginia Beach community. Presently, he serves on several committees to include the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study Citizens Advisory Committee, the Headquarters Hotels Taskforce and the Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee. Since 2007, Mr. Reid has held the position of president for the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Leagues. He is a founding member and president of the Oceana Gardens Coalition Civic League and has served as president of the Lake Placid Civic League. Reid's past volunteer experience includes serving on the Citizens BRAC Committee. He is a member of the Virginia Beach Historical Society.
Salyer Mrs. Elizabeth E. Taylor
928 Queen Elizabeth Dr.
Virginia Beach, Va 23452
January 2013 - December 2016
757.663.6706 (home)
[email protected]
Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor was elected to the School Board in November 2012. She retired from VBCPS in February 2009, with 40 years of experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary School Education. She is a past president and secretary of the Virginia Beach Association of Elementary School Principals, the Tidewater Zone Director of the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals and has served as a board member of the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals. A long-time participant in the PTA, Taylor received the PTA Lifetime Membership Award, The PTA Distinguished Service Award and the PTA President's Honor Award. Taylor is a certified pet therapy dog handler who visits libraries and schools with her dog, Beaufort, to emphasize the importance of reading to children. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University and a master's degree in Supervision and Human Relations from George Washington University. Taylor is married to Henry W. Taylor, Jr., who is retired from the United States Marine Corps.
Seery Mr. Leonard C. Tengco
281 Independence Boulevard, 5th Flr
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
District 1 Centerville
January 2013 - December 2016
757.499.8971 (office)
757.456.5445 (fax)
[email protected]
Leonard C. Tengco was elected to the School Board in November 2012. He is a practicing attorney who focuses his practice in real estate, civil litigation and business/corporate law. Tengco is a product of VBCPS in the Centerville District, having attended Centerville Elementary School, Brandon Middle School and Tallwood High School. He was awarded a debate scholarship to attend James Madison University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2004. Before earning his Juris Doctor at Michigan State University College of Law in 2007, Tengco was elected to serve as vice president of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Since then, he has served as the law clerk for the Third Judicial Circuit of Virginia, assistant commonwealth's attorney for the city of Portsmouth, and assistant appellate defender in Richmond. Tengco is also designated by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). In 2011, Tengco was selected for class membership to the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia's flagship Political Leaders Program. In 2012, he was recognized for significant service by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer's Conference for his role as chair of the Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference hosted at Regent University School of Law. Tengco remains an active leader in various community organizations throughout Hampton Roads.
Weems Mrs. Carolyn D. Weems
1420 Claudia Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
District 4 - Bayside
December 2009 - December 2014
July 2002 - December 2009
757.464.6674 (home)
757.363.8281 (fax)
[email protected]
Carolyn D. Weems was elected to the School Board in May 2002 and was re-elected in May 2006 as an At-Large member. On December 8, 2009, the School Board appointed Mrs. Weems to fill the District 4 Bayside seat vacated by the resignation of former Board member Dan Lowe. In 2010 she was re-elected. A former tennis coach at Old Dominion University, Weems has served as a volunteer for VBCPS and the Virginia Beach community. She has held the position of PTSA president at Bayside High School, served on numerous PTA boards and has been a member of the Planning Councils of Thoroughgood Elementary, Independence Middle and Bayside High schools. Weems has served in the capacity of youth leader, Sunday School teacher, speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteer counselor for the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Weems earned a bachelor's in administrative management from Clemson University. She and her husband, Billy, have five children four of whom have graduated from VBCPS and one who is currently an eighth grade student.

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Last Modified on Friday, November 14, 2014