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.
We are pleased to have you as a part of our school family. As the city's original elementary school, Cooke has been educating the children of Virginia Beach for more than 100 years. At Cooke, we want every student to succeed, and we are committed to working with students to ensure that they learn and grow in a supported and enriching environment.
As an elementary school student, your child will undergo many changes during their years here. There will be new friends, new teachers, new knowledge, and a variety of opportunities.
At Cooke, our students are at the heart of every decision. We are a proud recipient of a Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Award. Everything we do is about ensuring their experiences here help them to develop in a caring, supportive environment with great teachers and staff at the center of the school. We have high expectations and high aspirations for every one of our students and our vision is that our students aspire to be the best they can be.