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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. 

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.

School Counseling

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School Counselor: Blair Sutter

School Counselor: Kaitlyn Spensieri

Online Resources

Visit the VBCPS Student Support page for more information about the VBCPS guidance program.

What Do Counselors Do?

Fairfield Elementary currently has one full-time school counselor who is certified through the State Board of Education. The school counselor works collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to help students succeed. The counselor supports student success by offering SEL (social and emotional learning) resources such as:

  • Monthly SEL lessons that promote character development and teach skills such as resolving conflicts, making positive choices, and respecting oneself and others.
  • Individual and small group counseling (with parental knowledge and consent) to those students needing additional support with concerns or conditions such as organizational skills, family deployment, grief, anxiety, etc.
  • Parent and caregiver education workshops are offered at various times of the school year to help parents in areas such as homework, discipline, and SOL test success.