Virginia Beach gets new superintendent

Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-18 06:50:13-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – After a 5-month search, officials in Virginia Beach have now chosen their new superintendent.

On Tuesday, the School Board announced that they’ve picked Beach native Dr. Aaron Spence for this position.

“We selected Dr. Spence from a pool of well-qualified candidates. His passion for students and his reputation for building relationships that connect stakeholders and move public education forward were compelling factors in the decision-making process,” said Daniel D. Edwards, School Board chairman. “It is particularly heartwarming that he is a native of Virginia Beach, having attended both Cox and Green Run High Schools, graduating from Green Run in 1989.”

Dr. Spence will start on or before July 1st.

Right now he is serving as the superintendent for Moore County Public Schools in North Carolina where he has worked since early 2012.

Spence started his career in 1994 as a French and photojournalism teacher in Stafford County Public Schools. He then went on and worked as an assistant principal and principal in Henrico Public Schools.

Spence also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia.