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Sherry Wheeler

Thanks to our sponsor, Best Buy at Landstown Commons, Corporate Landing Elementary's Sherry Wheeler received a free tablet.

Christine Campbell

Thanks to our sponsor, Best Buy at Landstown Commons, Princess Anne High's Christine Campbell received a free laptop computer.

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Thanks to our sponsor, Best Buy at Landstown Commons, Plaza Middle's Jennifer Fitzgerald received a free Sony bluetooth home speaker.

Candice Siwek

Thanks to our sponsor, Best Buy at Landstown Commons, Newtown Elementary's Candice Siwek received a free Sony bluetooth home speaker.






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Supporting Great Dreams

Mark Doyle and Cameron Vadersen 'inspired me to fall in love with English'

Mark Doyle

Teachers' reach extends far beyond the year they spend with their students. Read what this current teacher had to say about her former teachers, Landstown High School's Mark Doyle and now Secondary English Coordinator Cameron Vadersen-Jacob.

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, I just didn't know what subject I wanted to teach. I decided I wanted to teach English when I had two English teachers that inspired me to fall in love with the subject: Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Vadersen. Both these teachers made me love English because they made it fun and picked novels that were fun to read. Their love for their jobs and their relaxed and fun demeanors helped me see that English was the subject for me. They never made me feel stupid and I felt comfortable participating and asking questions. Now, years later, I am teaching English, and I hope one day I will be as good of a teacher as they both are. Thanks to Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Vadersen, I picked the best job in the world!

Hats off to Virginia Beach schools!

-Natalie Massey, teacher at Kempsville Middle School

Thanks to our sponsor, Cinema Café, Doyle and Vadersen received four free movie tickets.

Mark Doyle and Cameron Vadersen 'inspired me to fall in love with English'

Mark Doyle Cameron Vadersen

Teachers' reach extends far beyond the year they spend with their students. Read what this current teacher had to say about her former teachers, Landstown High School's Mark Doyle and now Secondary English Coordinator Cameron Vadersen-Jacob.

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, I just didn't know what subject I wanted to teach. I decided I wanted to teach English when I had two English teachers that inspired me to fall in love with the subject: Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Vadersen. Both these teachers made me love English because they made it fun and picked novels that were fun to read. Their love for their jobs and their relaxed and fun demeanors helped me see that English was the subject for me. They never made me feel stupid and I felt comfortable participating and asking questions. Now, years later, I am teaching English, and I hope one day I will be as good of a teacher as they both are. Thanks to Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Vadersen, I picked the best job in the world!

Hats off to Virginia Beach schools!

-Natalie Massey, teacher at Kempsville Middle School

Thanks to our sponsor, Cinema Café, Doyle and Vadersen received four free movie tickets.

Lisa Trojnar 'makes English exciting'

Lisa Trojnar

What higher praise is there for a teacher than to make the curriculum fun and exciting? Read one student describe what it's like being in Lisa Trojnar's class at Princess Anne Middle, just one month after school started.

I know it hasn't been that long in the school year but I have the best teacher ever. I am a seventh-grader at Princess Anne Middle and my English teacher is Mrs. Trojnar. She is funny, nice, VERY educational because she really grabs your attention. All kids hate just to jot down notes then take a test or quiz on it and she knows that. So she makes English really exciting when English is usually my worst/most boring subject but she makes it really fun yet VERY educational!!!

A Princess Anne Middle student,
Kaleigh

Thanks to our sponsor, Cinema Café, Trojnar received four free movie tickets.

James Scheuer is ‘an outstanding teacher’

James Scheuer

Great teachers think outside the box for innovative lessons and experiences that challenge children to look at a new problem critically. Read this parent share how Princess Anne Middle’s James Scheuer

I sent this to the superintendent last year. Seems perfect to recognize Mr. Scheuer in this new Great Teachers program as well. I'm attaching a "Mystery Festival" project that my son's sixth-grade science teacher at Princess Anne Middle School put together for his students. I was utterly blown away by this project it was such an ingenious way of getting the kids involved and interested in science, by solving a mystery as if they were members of the Virginia Beach Police Force.

Mr. Scheuer is an outstanding teacher and deserves recognition from your office for his innovative and challenging teaching techniques and ideas. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Angela Sandelier

Thanks to our sponsor, Cinema Café, Scheuer received four free movie tickets.

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Honoring Great Teachers

Dr. Don Finn, dean of the School of Education for Regent University, shares the importance of partnering with and supporting local school divisions.

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Celebrating Great Moments