VBEA to host education roundtable with Anne Holton, 85th Dist. candidate Cheryl Turpin, educators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 5, 2017 Contact: Kelly Walker, VBEA President – (757) 486-0202, [email protected] VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia Beach Education Association will be hosting an education roundtable with former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, 85th District candidate Cheryl Turpin and educators from Virginia Beach City Public Schools at 12 p.m. on […]

School Board approves updated grading policy

Superintendent says community wants to rely on professional expertise of teachers  At its Sept. 7 meeting, the Virginia Beach School Board approved an updated policy to evaluate students that it says will help ensure grading consistency throughout the division. Policy 6-72 now states, in part: “The most important assessment of student learning is conducted by […]

TOCLI 2016: Welcome new VBCPS educators!

Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things TOCLI, and all things VBEA! We hope that after watching and reading this, you’ll want to join all of us as a part of Virginia Beach Education Association (and with that, the Virginia Education Association and National Education Association) and learn why #MembershipMatters. Being a member will give you #PeaceOfMind in […]

Va. Dept. of Education awards $50K grant to Green Run HS

RICHMOND – Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and Green Run High School in particular, will receive a $50,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to combine blended learning and internships aligned with students’ needs and interests. Through the program, students at Green Run will have a choice of college and career pathways, including industry credentialing, internships with […]

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 […]

VBEA president asks for school board to consider calendar option

The following are remarks made by Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs concerning the 2016-17 school system calendar at the Dec. 15 School Board meeting in which she asked for them to consider voting on a calendar with two full day embedded professional development days without taking any winter holidays away in December or summer vacation days […]

VBEA president on American Education Week

The following is the address given by Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs during the Nov. 17, 2015 Virginia Beach City Public Schools school board meeting.  This isn’t merely a commemoration of American Education Week. It isn’t just a simple acknowledgement and then we move on and forget the hardworking teachers, support staff, administrators, […]