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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]