Green Run Collegiate Administrative Team  

Mrs. Rianne Patricio- Head of School

Mrs. Patricio

Mrs. Rianne Patricio entered the field of education in order to share her love of learning with others.  An advocate for students, Mrs. Patricio believes that they can find their lifelong passions with teachers who are dedicated in helping them succeed in life.

Mrs. Patricio is a student who never stops learning. After she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of William and Mary, she moved to New York to attend Fordham University, where she received a Master of Science degree in Teaching. Mrs. Patricio is also certified in Gifted Education, and more recently, she graduated from Cambridge College with a Master of Education degree in School Administration.

A former English teacher, Mrs. Patricio has taught in both Norfolk and Virginia Beach public school systems. Prior to her position at Green Run Collegiate, she worked at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction collaborating with teachers in creating units of study. In addition to being the International Baccalaureate Coordinator for Green Run Collegiate, Mrs. Patricio is a Middle Years Program educator for the organization as well, preparing teachers throughout North, Central and South America to implement the IB curriculum in their classrooms.

Raised in Norfolk, Mrs. Patricio now lives in Virginia Beach.

Ms. Tonia Waters- IB Coordinator

Ms. Waters

Ms. Waters grew up in Southern Illinois where she discovered a passion for children while working at the Illinois Center for Autism. After spending eight years as a stay at home mom and traveling around the globe as a military spouse, she landed in Virginia Beach where she began a personal journey in pursuit of becoming a life-long learner and educator. Ms. Waters attended Old Dominion University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies followed by a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Special Education. Upon completion of her M.S.Ed., Ms. Waters began working for Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a special educator. Prior to joining the Green Run Collegiate family, Ms. Waters spent seven years working as an 8th grade special educator followed by five years as the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Coordinator/Teacher at Plaza middle school. During her time as the AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Ms. Waters returned to Old Dominion University where she earned an Education Specialist degree with a concentration in Administration and Supervision K-12.  

Ms. Waters is a strong advocate for all students and her philosophy is that every child can and wants to learn. She is well known for her ability to develop relationships, motivate, encourage, and support students as they begin to unleash the hidden potential that lies within them.

Ms. Waters currently resides in Virginia Beach and is an extremely proud mother of two children and a grandmother of 3.

Mr. Phillip Friedman- Academic Dean MS

 Mr. Friedman

Mr. Friedman is no stranger to VBCPS.  A graduate of First Colonial High School, Mr. Friedman began his teaching career at Bayside Middle School as an English teacher in the Fall of 2000.  He later taught English at Tallwood High School before returning to Bayside Middle as the school's Computer Resource Specialist.  Mr. Friedman is coming to us from Virginia Beach Middle where he served as the Instructional Technology Specialist.

Mr. Friedman received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Virginia Wesleyan College and his Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University.  He is  a proud husband and father of two and is an avid music and football fan.  He is excited to be joining the Green Run Collegiate family and looking forward to an amazing school year.

Ms. Monica Miller - Guidance Chair
  Ms. Miller

Monica Miller began her career with Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a high school English teacher.  During her time in the classroom, she realized that she was talking to students about more than just English.  As a result, she decided to pursue a counseling degree because of her desire to help adolescents navigate life.  Ms. Miller has spent almost two decades counseling middle and high school students.  She is returning to VBCPS after spending four years at Cape Henry Collegiate as the Upper School Counselor.  Prior to that she was the School Counseling Department Chair at Kempsville Middle School.

Ms. Miller is a lifelong resident of Virginia and grew up in Chesapeake.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary.  Currently, she is working on a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University with the goal of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

In her spare time, Ms. Miller enjoys traveling, reading a good book, and playing with her two pugs, Biscuit and Cocoa Bean.
She is excited to be part of the GRC family!