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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 Teaching and Learning

Danielle Colucci, Chief Academic Officer
Robert Jamison, Executive Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Lorena Kelly, Executive Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning
Dr. Roni Myers-Daub, Executive Director of Programs for Exceptional Children
Thomas Quinn, Executive Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
Laura Silverman, Director of Title 1
Adrian Day, Director of Student Services
Dr. Crystal L. Lewis-Wilkerson, Director of K-12 and Gifted Programs
Dr. Sharon Shewbridge, Director of Instructional Technology
Dr. Sara Lockett, Director of Technical and Career Education
Tania Sotomayor, Director of Compliance and Special Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning will provide a comprehensive continuum of rigorous, authentic curricula and assessments while supporting differentiated instruction focused on equity and excellence for 21st century learners. Through sound instructional leadership, every teacher utilizes high quality curriculum, that prepares all students to be productive citizens in the 21st century.