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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.

Angelita Isom - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Angelita Isom - Proud New Englander, Angelita Isom earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and began her career in Providence as a sixth grade teacher. Moving to Virginia Beach in 1992, she went on to teach 5th grade at Ocean Lakes Elementary School.

She received her Master of Science in Education Degree from Old Dominion University in 1997 and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Cambridge College in 2004.

She had the pleasure of being a founding member of the Corporate Landing Elementary and Middle School staff before taking her first appointment as an assistant principal at Bayside High School. In 2008 she joined the Cavalier family were she remained until her appointment to Kellam High School in 2016. During her career Mrs. Isom has worn many hats; she was the grade level chair, department chair, yearbook advisor for eight years and dance and step club sponsor, to name a few. Additionally, she was founder and sponsor of Princess Anne High School’s DREAM; a male mentoring group that serves the underclassmen of Princess Anne HS and Thalia Elementary School.

When asked what she is most proud of she will tell you it is her role as a mother to two beautiful daughters. Mrs. Isom truly believes that every student can learn; some need help and some need hope.