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Volunteers in Education


VBCPS values and promotes active engagement of the community in all of our schools. In addition to soliciting input from the community on decisions about our schools, the Office of Community Engagement coordinates many opportunities for community members to interact and contribute to the academic achievement of our students and the overall continuous improvement of VBCPS.

Parents, community members, businesses and organizations are able to support students, staff and school initiatives through the Volunteers in Education and Partners in Education programs.

Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our school each year. In fact, during the 2016-2017 school year, more than 23,000 volunteers and partners in education donated approximately 334,000 hours of service in VBCPS. The value of this service is estimated at more than $8 million*.

Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Serving as tutors, mentors, or guest speakers
  • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeteria, library, or main office
  • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
  • Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils, and advisory boards

Visit vbschools.com/getconnected to browse volunteer opportunities by school or level and find an opportunity that fits your interests and talents. In addition:

  • Parents can contact the PTA/PTSA at your child’s school to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
  • Community members may complete a Request to Volunteer form to obtain assistance with placement at a school and return the completed form to the Office of Community Engagement.
  • Grandparents, seniors, and retirees are encouraged to review information regarding the Golden Circle Program, which recognizes volunteers age 55 and older for their service in our schools.
*Calculations based on the Independent Sector Organization's estimated hourly value of volunteer time for 2016 which is $24.14 per hour.

2018 Volunteers of the Year


  • Adult Learning Center:  Edna Carr
  • Advanced Technology Center:  Cory Petko
  • Bayside High School:  Bryant Jenkins
  • Cox High School:  Mandy McCall
  • First Colonial High School:  Tina Tate
  • Green Run Collegiate:  Joyce Winn
  • Green Run High School:  Nancy Eleftheratos
  • Kellam High School:  Jennifer Worthley
  • Kempsville High School:  Debra Rose
  • Kempsville High School:  Jeff Corey
  • Landstown High School:  Lisa Nady
  • Ocean Lakes High School:  Diane Levine
  • Princess Anne High School:  George Sauer III
  • Renaissance Academy:  Ron Smith
  • Salem High School:  Christina Davis
  • Tallwood High School:  Elaine Munson
  • Technical & Career Education Center:  Joanna Marhalik
  • Bayside Sixth Grade Campus:  John Paul Lopez
  • Bayside Middle School:  Kim Whitley
  • Brandon Middle School:  Kelly Buys
  • Corporate Landing Middle School:  Alys Crouse
  • Great Neck Middle School:  Donna Lewis
  • Independence Middle School:  Kim Hylenskiis
  • Kempsville Middle School:  Georgie Raymond
  • Landstown Middle School:  Jennifer Douglas
  • Larkspur Middle School:  Amy Rushing
  • Lynnhaven Middle School:  Veronica Byngg
  • Old Donation School:  Jacqueline Lynch
  • Plaza Middle School:  Retta Bertgesh
  • Princess Anne Middle School:  Jessica Lindsey
  • Salem Middle School:  Stephannie Mastin
  • Virginia Beach Middle School:  Suzy Shull
  • Alanton Elementary School:  Jennifer Macgregor
  • Arrowhead Elementary School:  Bill Zawistowski
  • Bayside Elementary School:  Verna Rosenblum
  • Birdneck Elementary School:  Brianica Thomas
  • Brookwood Elementary School:  Elaine DeVost
  • Centerville Elementary School:  Meghan Glomski
  • Christopher Farms Elementary School:  Michelle Cannulli
  • College Park Elementary School:  Latial Warner
  • Cooke Elementary School:  Kim Ashby
  • Corporate Landing Elementary School:  Susan Mickley
  • Creeds Elementary School:  Courtney Martin
  • Dey Elementary School:  Stephanie Sager
  • Diamond Springs Elementary School:  Mona Elliottr
  • Fairfield Elementary School:  Garry Lennon
  • Glenwood Elementary School:  Pam Runyon
  • Green Run Elementary School:  Joanne Baines
  • Hermitage Elementary School:  Stacie Cleaver
  • Holland Elementary School:  Shella Schaffnerr
  • Holland Elementary School:  Joanne Goyette
  • Indian Lakes Elementary School:  Amanda Selkirk
  • Kempsville Elementary School:  Michelle Butler
  • Kempsville Meadows Elementary School:  Lindsay Johnson
  • King’s Grant Elementary School:  Claire Costello
  • Kingston Elementary School:  Polly Foster
  • Landstown Elementary School:  Sushanna Mercador
  • Linkhorn Park Elementary School:  Amber Zion
  • Luxford Elementary School:  April Moralezn
  • Lynnhaven Elementary School:  Kristian Culin
  • Malibu Elementary School:  Gordon Lader
  • New Castle Elementary School:  Vivian Arganza
  • North Landing Elementary School:  Melissa Polson
  • Ocean Lakes Elementary School:  Allison Quaresman
  • Parkway Elementary School:  Anna Spence
  • Pembroke Elementary School:  Jaime Freemane
  • Pembroke Meadows Elementary School:  Yaradi Garcia Chamberlain
  • Point O’View Elementary School:  Tara Campbell
  • Princess Anne Elementary School:  Carrie Cooper
  • Providence Elementary School:  Cassie Smith
  • Red Mill Elementary School:  Mathew Lemn
  • Rosemont Elementary School:  Veronica Mandato
  • Rosemont Forest Elementary School:  Chelle Thelen
  • Salem Elementary School:  Debbie Given
  • Seatack Elementary School:  Gary Allen
  • Shelton Park Elementary School:  Stacy Pellek
  • Strawbridge Elementary School:  Shirley Alexander
  • Tallwood Elementary School:  Janice Wise
  • Thalia Elementary School:  Melissa Gibney
  • Thoroughgood Elementary School:  Angie Williams
  • Three Oaks Elementary School:  Shareen Rizk
  • Trantwood Elementary School:  Lora Donaldsonk
  • White Oaks Elementary School:  Heather Stivender
  • Williams Elementary School:  Kenick El
  • Windsor Oaks Elementary School:  Monique Negron
  • Windsor Woods Elementary School:  Susan Richard
  • Woodstock Elementary School:  Jen Barker


Volunteers of the Year


Last Modified on Wednesday, June 20, 2018