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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

Gov. McAuliffe in education roundtable at Kellam

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and education leaders from across Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs, will take part in an education roundtable on Monday at Kellam High School to talk about reinvesting in education, reducing a pressure-packed testing environment and looking at new ways to enhance the traditional high school experience. The roundtable will take […]