Biography

Dr. Aaron Spence assumed the leadership of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 2014. As superintendent, he oversees the operation of 86 schools (serving almost 69,000 students) as well as all administrative support functions for the school division. Dr. Spence is also a proud alum of Virginia Beach schools, having graduated from Green Run High School in 1989.

Dr. Spenceís return to VBCPS came after serving as superintendent of Moore County Public Schools in North Carolina. During his tenure there, he launched a divisionwide digital learning initiative designed to put a digital device in the hands of every student and teacher.

Before his time in Moore County, Dr. Spence was chief high school officer of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the eighth largest school district in the country. He helped decrease HISDís drop-out rate and increase the graduation rate to an historical high. The districtís science and math scores and the number of students participating in advanced courses also increased dramatically during his tenure.

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