“How do we make sure that anyone who walks through our doors can become an empowered citizen . . .”

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Green Run Collegiate Foundation Board of Directors

Joe Burnsworth - Board Member

Joe Burnsworth
Educator (Retired), Community Volunteer,
Adjunct Instructor

“Green Run Collegiate was created to provide all students in Virginia Beach access to a rigorous, global curriculum and an opportunity to achieve their personal goals. Every student, regardless of their neighborhood, socio-economic status, or family background deserves a challenging, engaging curriculum that prepares them for a successful and fulfilling future. No one should be denied this opportunity because of a test score and the expectations someone else holds for them.”

Sheila Magula - Board Member

Sheila Magula
Educator (retired) and Community Volunteer

“Green Run Collegiate is important because it is a school uniquely designed to remove barriers to student learning, thereby, giving students the hope, opportunities and support structures needed to succeed in school and in life, regardless of their starting point.”

Bill Walters - Board Member

Bill Walters
Retired, Assistant District Manager, The Kroger Co., Community Volunteer

“Green Run Collegiate students are dedicated to learning, realizing that they have an opportunity to succeed, they work hard to get there. It’s important that we help them overcome or remove any barriers that are not in their control.”

Melissa McQuarrie-Crooks - Board Member
Board Member

Melissa McQuarrie Crooks
Realtor, Retired Educator

“I understand the tremendous value our communities bring to schools, and my work in service to the Foundation allows me to participate in increasing that involvement.”

Glenn Davis - Board Member
Board Member

Glenn Davis
Member, Virginia House of Delegates;
CEO – On Call Telecom

“Education is the foundation for the success of every child. GRC creates a unique and challenging educational environment that fosters collaboration and critical thinking. It’s a program that best equips students with the skills and knowledge to reach their full potential.”

Courtney Frazier - Board Member
Board Member

Courtney M. Frazier, Esq
Associate Attorney with The Cooper Law Firm, P.C.

“I am a product of VBCPS and more specifically, the Legal Studies Academy. The opportunities and exposure offered in that specialized high school setting informed my later career choices. Access is critical, and GRC is systematically breaking down barriers to access to ensure diversity among the next generation of leaders.”

Bill Hitchcock - Board Member
Board Member

Bill Hitchcock
Atlantic Bay Mortgage SVP BD

“We all can play a role in helping to support these young adults and future leaders.”

Reginald Matthews - Board Member
Board Member

Reginald R. Matthews
SR. Mortgage Officer

“I have a conviction to invest in our youths and their future.”

Jason Nichols - Board Member
Board Member

Jason Nichols
Marketing Director

“Every student deserves an opportunity to have an equitable education. A belief system so strong, that teachers and staff members go out of their way, and on their own time, to sit with a student in need so the student doesn’t have to be alone. You can’t teach someone how to believe. But you can find the best believers, place them in a school, and let them share their gifts with the students and watch love grow. That is why GRC is important to me. The staff and administration deserve to have their stories told. They deserve to have the community believe in them.”

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Our goal is to raise the funds necessary to underwrite the testing fees and to expand the opportunities for students.

1700 Dahlia Dr #400, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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