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.
Department of School Leadership
Matthew D. Delaney, Chief Schools Officer
Dr. Walter Brower, Senior Executive Director of High Schools
Dr. James Smith, Senior Executive Director of Middle Schools
Dr. Melanie Hamblin, Senior Executive Director of Elementary Schools
Dr. Janene Gorham, Director of Professional Growth and Innovation
TBD, Director of Elementary Schools
Leeane Turnbull, Director of Student Leadership
Kimani Vaughan, Director of Elementary Schools
The Department of School Leadership will ensure all schools achieve world-class status through visionary leadership, focused professional development, and heightened accountability. The mission of the Department of School Leadership, as the voice of the schools, is to provide world-class leadership, professional development, support, guidance, and resources necessary to achieve world-class excellence.