To the students and families of John B. Dey Elementary School,
Welcome to John B. Dey Elementary School, home of the Seagulls! As the principal of one of the best schools in Virginia Beach, I am thrilled to be a part of your child’s educational journey. The mission of John B. Dey Elementary, in cooperation with our outstanding families, community members and Partners in Education, is to provide a 21st Century education through an integrated, rigorous technology enhanced curriculum that is focused on student needs. The John B. Dey faculty and staff are dedicated to helping all students reach their potential and beyond.
Mrs. Valerie Williamston, our assistant principal and I are proud to be a part of your child’s educational journey. As I am following an esteemed list of administrators that have laid the foundation for the success at John B. Dey, I can only say Mrs. Williamston and I plan to continue the tradition of educational excellence and promote their abilities to develop as innovative problem solvers and critical thinkers.
All of our teachers, including our music, art, computer resource teacher, gifted, library and special education staff, will provide instructional opportunities that develop the whole child and nurture their gifts and talents. John B. Dey is an inclusive school where differences and diversity are celebrated in every classroom every day.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to working with you and your precious children. Like you, we only want the best for our children; for them to thrive in a mutually supportive, safe environment, where our collaborative efforts make a difference in their lives as they grow into productive community workers, learners, and citizens.
If you are new to the area, we welcome you to Virginia Beach! Our fabulous PTA can help you with community resources and support. Military families are in great company at John B. Dey and we understand the needs of your children as they adjust to their new home.
I look forward to meeting all of you, so please feel free to stop by and say hello!
Elizabeth C. Bianchi
John B. Dey Elementary
Where Excellence Is A Tradition