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Volunteers in Education


VBCPS values and promotes active engagement of the community in all of our schools. In addition to soliciting input from the community on decisions about our schools, the Office of Community Engagement coordinates many opportunities for community members to interact and contribute to the academic achievement of our students and the overall continuous improvement of VBCPS.

Parents, community members, businesses and organizations are able to support students, staff and school initiatives through the Volunteers in Education and Partners in Education programs.

Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our school each year. In fact, during the 2016-2017 school year, more than 23,000 volunteers and partners in education donated approximately 650,000 hours of service in VBCPS. The value of this service is estimated at more than $15.3 million*.

Volunteer opportunities may include:

  • Serving as tutors, mentors, or guest speakers
  • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeteria, library, or main office
  • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
  • Supporting special events, athletics, school planning councils, and advisory boards

Visit vbschools.com/getconnected to browse volunteer opportunities by school or level and find an opportunity that fits your interests and talents. In addition:

  • Parents can contact the PTA/PTSA at your child’s school to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
  • Community members may complete a Request to Volunteer form to obtain assistance with placement at a school and return the completed form to the Office of Community Engagement.
  • Grandparents, seniors, and retirees are encouraged to review information regarding the Golden Circle Program, which recognizes volunteers age 55 and older for their service in our schools.
*Calculations based on the Independent Sector Organization's estimated hourly value of volunteer time for 2016 which is $24.14 per hour.

2017 Volunteers of the Year


  • Alanton Elementary School:  Ashli Torres
  • Arrowhead Elementary School:  Jeanne Heckman
  • Advanced Technology Center:  Alexis Spangler
  • Bayside Elementary School:  Suzanne Rosenblum
  • Bayside High School:  Michelle Brotemarkle
  • Bayside Middle School:  Merri Harmon
  • Bayside Sixth Grade Campus:  Paul Sinkuc
  • Birdneck Elementary School:  Marie Vesely
  • Brandon Middle School:  Carol Karpovich
  • Brookwood Elementary School:  Barbara Kratovil
  • Centerville Elementary School:  Melanie Boyle
  • Christopher Farms Elementary School:  Saulo Ortiz
  • College Park Elementary School:  Linette Ellison
  • Cooke Elementary School:  Krista Costa
  • Corporate Landing Elementary School:  Tonya Parker
  • Corporate Landing Middle School:  Andrea McGary
  • Cox High School:  Chad McGill
  • Creeds Elementary School:  Kelly Faulkner
  • Dey Elementary School:  Teri Miller
  • Diamond Springs Elementary School:  Mary Jo Fama
  • Fairfield Elementary School:  Sallie Mannix
  • First Colonial High School:  Meridith Brady
  • Glenwood Elementary School:  Melanie Beaver
  • Great Neck Middle School:  Anjanette Schlemmer
  • Green Run Collegiate:  Janet Lighthart
  • Green Run Elementary School:  Teresa Ludwick
  • Green Run High School:  Michelle Bagley
  • Hermitage Elementary School:  Leah Murray
  • Holland Elementary School:  Fay Malcolm-Allen
  • Independence Middle School:  Melissa West
  • Indian Lakes Elementary School:  Cecelie Battilana
  • Kellam High School:  Stormie Henley
  • Kempsville Elementary School:  Kim Covington
  • Kempsville High School:  Maribeth Vance
  • Kempsville High School:  Darcy Schrecengost
  • Kempsville Meadows Elementary School:  Carol Martin
  • Kempsville Middle School:  Cecile Saunders
  • King's Grant Elementary School:  Erin Brandt
  • Kingston Elementary School:  Anna Feliberti
  • Landstown Elementary School:  Jane Bass
  • Landstown High School:  April Kumley
  • Landstown Middle School:  Monise Brabham
  • Larkspur Middle School:  Carin Kocher
  • Linkhorn Park Elementary School:  Courtney Graves
  • Luxford Elementary School:  Marisol Kengin
  • Lynnhaven Elementary School:  Elbert Corprew
  • Lynnhaven Middle School:  Mary-Jeanne Davidson
  • Malibu Elementary School:  Shirley Lopez
  • New Castle Elementary School:  Paula Hawes
  • Newtown Elementary School:  Danielle Hill
  • North Landing Elementary School:  Donna Hudson
  • Ocean Lakes Elementary School:  Sunita Rasmussen
  • Ocean Lakes High School:  Missy Dunaway
  • Old Donation School:  Kim Strassberger
  • Parkway Elementary School:  Khadijah Kelly
  • Pembroke Elementary School:  Mildred Sellers
  • Pembroke Elementary School:  Sondra Davis
  • Pembroke Elementary School:  Aileen Painter
  • Pembroke Elementary School:  Lois Meadows
  • Pembroke Meadows Elementary School:  Beverly Weisman
  • Plaza Middle School:  Jennifer Campagna
  • Point O'View Elementary School:  Nicholas Wall
  • Princess Anne Elementary School:  Deanna Dean
  • Princess Anne High School:  Robin Berns
  • Princess Anne Middle School:  Kathy Rush
  • Providence Elementary School:  Terri Kok
  • Red Mill Elementary School:  Barry Kavy
  • Renaissance Academy:  John Collins
  • Rosemont Elementary School:  Fritzie Manuel
  • Rosemont Forest Elementary School:  Colette Benko
  • Salem High School:  Ann Robertson
  • Salem Middle School:  Shannon Haske
  • Seatack An Achievable Dream Academy:  LaDonna Jones
  • Shelton Park Elementary School:  Jennifer Barbosa
  • Strawbridge Elementary School:  Stephanie Galbraith
  • Tallwood Elementary School:  Myrna Coffey
  • Tallwood High School:  Terry Baker
  • Technical and Career Education Center:  Joanna Marhalik
  • Thalia Elementary School:  Jennifer Burleson
  • Thoroughgood Elementary School:  Beth Lynch
  • Three Oaks Elementary School:  Melissa Gray
  • Trantwood Elementary School:  Robin McKenzie
  • Virginia Beach Middle School:  Heather Nixon
  • White Oaks Elementary School:  Sarah Robinson
  • Williams Elementary School:  Helen & Paul Schiffbauer
  • Windsor Oaks Elementary School:  Lauren Dodson
  • Windsor Woods Elementary School:  Nancy Randall
  • Woodstock Elementary School:  Mia Roberts
  • Adult Learning Center:  Edna Carr


Volunteers of the Year


Last Modified on Wednesday, May 31, 2017