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.
Awards of the Year
ATC 2022 – 2023
Teacher of the Year
Mr. Lee Troxell
The Advanced Technology Center is proud to announce that Lee Troxell is the 2023 ATC Teacher of the Year! Mr. T is a very passionate, imaginative, and innovative Digital Design teacher who first knows his students well, and listens to their ideas, challenges and goals. He is dedicated to helping the student find their niche and develop their career goals. Mr. Troxell is a graduate of the program and after a successful career in private industry, he returned to teach Digital Design and has been at the ATC for 20 years.
During the pandemic he created a class YouTube channel. Digital Design students eagerly zoomed and submitted amazing quality projects on time. He continued to have near perfect attendance in the virtual environment consistently having 30 plus views shortly after the video posted along with comments. In addition, Lee is the sponsor of SkillsUSA and devotes countless hours to ensure ATC students are recognized from local to national competitions. He serves as the organization’s National Advertising Design Technical Committee chairperson, and the United States Technical Expert in Graphic Design for the World Skills USA Olympic Team. Our teacher of the year has traveled to numerous foreign countries giving students their chance to excel and create memories they will never forget. Congratulations Mr. T!
ATC 2022 – 2023
ATC Volunteer of the Year
Ms. Laura Flood
Congratulations to Laura Flood ATC Volunteer of the Year! Laura Flood, 2013 alumnus of the Advanced Technology Center Web Design program, is now the Creative Director of WoW! Graphic Designs. She also started and operates her own wedding photography business. Despite her busy schedule, Laura devoted several weeks to developing and running a WordPress workshop for the current Advanced Web Design students. The students learned methods for developing a company's brand and then building the company's brand story within their online presence. The experience she brings to the classroom is fresh, current and invaluable. Thanks for returning and for giving back to our students!