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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Volunteers in Education

VBCPS values and promotes active engagement of the community in all our schools. The Office of Family and Community Engagement coordinates many volunteer opportunities for community members to interact and contribute to the academic achievement of our students and the overall continuous improvement of VBCPS.

Parents, guardians, community members and military personnel are able to support students, staff and school initiatives through the Volunteers in Education program.

Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our schools each year. In fact, during the 2020–2021 school year, more than 1,300 volunteers donated approximately 16,000 hours of service in VBCPS. The value of this service is estimated at more than $461,000*.

Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Serving in a PTA/PTO/PTSA
  • Serving as tutors, mentors or guest speakers
  • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries or main offices
  • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
  • Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils and advisory boards

Become a VBCPS Volunteer in Education by:

  • Visiting VB Schools Volunteer Tracker. Register and submit an application indicating what type of volunteer opportunities you are interested in and at which schools. Once approved, select volunteer opportunities and log your hours.
  • For assistance with registration and your application, contact

*Calculations based on the Independent Sector Organization's estimated hourly value of volunteer time for 2021 which is $28.54 per hour.