VBEA at the NEA Convention

VBEA members were in Washington, D.C. at the National Education Association Convention from July 1-8 representing the interests of Virginia Beach educators as well as those statewide during the 2016 representative assembly. President Kelly Walker, vice president Barbara Powell and secretary Dawn Euman, along with board members Cameron Baker and Jessica Baker, as well as immediate […]

Dominic Melito receives Friend of Education award

For his tireless advocacy of public education and his dedication and outstanding service as a teacher, former VBEA president Dominic Melito was honored with the Virginia Beach Education Association’s 2016 Friend of Education Award during a June 8 ceremony at Kellam High School. Melito, who also teaches at Kellam, is the immediate past president of the […]

Assistants of the year honored at reception

Good Afternoon everyone. Welcome to the 33rd Annual VBEA Assistant of the Year Awards Reception. My name is Trenace Riggs, President of the Virginia Beach Education Association. I am joined tonight by the Chair of the VBEA Teacher Assistant Steering Committee- Barbara Powell. Before we begin I’d like to recognize some people who are in […]

VBEA’s e-ITK newsletter – January 2016

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a  great holiday and are refreshed and renewed to start the New Year! I’m starting out this e-ITK with messages from NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia and VEA president Meg Gruber, and a request from Meg about ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act. She is asking that, with […]

McAuliffe: ‘We have not honored teachers the way we should have’

Vowing to put K-12 public education atop his budget priority list. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state officials received a litany of suggestions on how to improve the working conditions of teachers and provide a better learning environment for children during a education roundtable Monday at Kellam High School. > The crux of the […]

TOCLI 2015 photo gallery

It’s been a busy time getting ready for a new school year as new teacher orientation recently concluded at Green Run High School. Check out the photos below of Virginia Beach Education Association members setting up the Grab and Go tables in the cafeteria, speaking with new members and listening to various speakers during TOCLI.

VBEA president welcomes back city teachers

Telling teachers that “we support you, we believe in you – and we are standing with you,” Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs welcomed Virginia Beach City Public School teachers back to the classroom today during a convocation address shown at each of the city’s schools. Watch the video, and read the text of […]

Hippen, McCollum, Belote receive VEA Fund endorsements

For immediate release: August 6, 2015 Contact: Trenace Riggs, VBEA President, 757-486-0202, [email protected] The Virginia Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education has announced its recommendations for Susan Hippen in State House District 21, Gary T. McCollum in State Senate District 7 and Dave Belote in State Senate District 8 in November’s election. “They […]