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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

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. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Mission Statement/Vision Statement 6-1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-1


Mission Statement/Vision Statement

  1. Mission Statement

    The Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with the entire community, will empower every student to become a life-long learner who is a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within the global community.

  2. Vision Statement

    Every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment.

  3. Core Values
    • We Put Students First:
      Student-Centered Decision Making – Choosing action that, above all else, benefit and support student learning, growth, and safety.

      We ask ourselves: How am I putting student interests and needs first when making decisions?

    • We Seek Growth:
      Continuous Learning- Pursuing formal and informal learning opportunities to foster personal growth and improvement for all.

      We ask ourselves: In what ways am I making learning a priority?

    • We Are Open to Change:
      Innovation – Encouraging new ideas or improved ways of teaching, learning, and working together to achieve our mission.

      We ask ourselves: How am I implementing new or improved ideas to benefit my work and the work of the school division?

    • We Do Great Work Together:
      Collaboration- Working together and building partnerships that will benefit out students, division, and community.

      We ask ourselves: How and where am I working with others to improve my work and the work of the school division?

    • We Value Differences:
      Respect- Fostering a trusting, open, ethical, honest, and inclusive environment where diversity of though and individual contributions are prized.

      We ask ourselves: what am I doing to invite, recognize and esteem perspective of those around me?

Adopted by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: October 19, 1993
Amended by School Board: October 21, 2008
Amended by School Board: June 13, 2022