Hard to believe it’s been almost 11 years since coming back to Virginia after being in Colorado Springs and Kansas for two years. The beauty of the area was always something I could rely on to inspire me. Going back, the beauty was one again amazingly breathtaking. There’s a part of me that really feels like I belong in the mountains. Check out some photos from Garden of the Gods and Old Colorado City.

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Joel McDonald at National School Boards Association Conference in Denver, Colorado

The National School Boards Association Conference this year was in Denver, Colorado. It’s always very insightful to see what divisions across¬†the nation are doing and the challenges they are facing. Virginia Beach City Public Schools was well represented, as our superintendent, vice-chair, and members of senior staff presented at various sessions and spoke on various panels.

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