Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow gives job scholarships


Maggie Reed

Kayla Rockhill, Ava Estes, Jordan Turner, and Maggie Reed accept their certificates on May 24, 2022 at the School Board Meeting.

Madison Mellon, Staff writer

A VBCPS program gave interning students a “job scholarship” as the school year closes. Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow is a program in which students can intern as student teachers and gain experience for their future careers in education.
As seniors end their journey in the program they could apply for a contract in which the City of Virginia Beach will grant them a teaching job once they gain their teaching license and degree.
In order to get this opportunity, the students had to complete their internship, create a teaching portfolio with essays and blogs based on their experience in the classroom and the lesson plans they execute. Next, they had to interview for the “job” with Dr.LeBlanc, a guidance counselor and two teachers.
“My favorite part is the time I got to spend in the classroom actually teaching. It assured my desire to teach when I’m older,” said Maggie Reed.