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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.

Department of Communications and Community Engagement

Nicole LivasChief Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Dr. Admon AlexanderDirector of Family and Community Engagement

Department of Communications and Community Engagement personnel work in tandem to fulfill the department’s mission while at the same time take on the responsibility for specific duties, projects, publications, crisis communications, and media relations, both internally in the school division and externally in the community at large. In addition, the department offers consulting and marketing services on an as-needed basis.

The department also has oversight of the Family and Community Engagement office, division partnerships and volunteers, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, the school division's website vbschools.com, graphic designer, the Media Liaison Program, ParentSquare, Alert Now and the School Administration Building reception desk duties.

The Department of Communications and Community Engagement serves as an advocate to strengthen involvement with all our public by communicating and supporting the goals of the Virginia Beach school system.

Contact Us

Have a press request? Please email news@vbschools.com or contact one of the following staff members in the Department of Communications and Community Engagement.

Ryan Delucie, Public Relations Coordinator
Telephone: 757.263.1234

Jason Nichols, Public Relations Coordinator
Telephone: 757.263.1017

David Schleck, Public Relations Coordinator
Telephone: 757.263.1229