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.
Military School Counselors
Virginia Beach City Public Schools employs two full-time military school counselors who are licensed school counselors primarily focused on supporting military-connected students as an extension of the school division’s guidance and counseling program.
Our military school counselors assist families and students of active duty military as well as students of retirees and reservist parents/guardians with deployment support, academic transition planning, military power of attorney evaluation and post-secondary planning. They also provide professional learning opportunities to school staff to better understand the unique needs of military-connected students and offer workshops to families regarding college options for military students.