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Mrs. Rianne Patricio- Head of School

Mrs. PatricioMrs. 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.

Mr. Nicholas Coldiron- IB Coordinator

Mr. ColdironRaised by a teacher in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Nicholas Coldiron quickly developed a passion to educate and empower students with the skills to become life-long learners and high functioning community members. While living in Ohio, Mr. Coldiron received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Ashland University with a specific focus in Science and Social Studies.

After teaching Science at the middle school level in public school systems in both Atlanta, Georgia and Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mr. Coldiron earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University and obtained his license in Administration and Supervision. Prior to coming aboard as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator for Green Run Collegiate, he served as the Assistant Principal of Lynnhaven Middle School. Mr. Coldiron has had a lot of experience in the design and facilitation of professional learning experiences for adults to support excellence in education and he has a reputation for developing and maintaining a positive rapport with his staff, students, parents, and community members.

Mr. Coldiron currently resides in Virginia Beach with his wife and two sons.

Ms. Tonia Waters- Middle Years Program Specialist

Ms. WatersMs. 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.

Ms. Lauren Gipson- Guidance Chair

Ms. GipsonMs. Gipson grew up in Colorado where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Regis University in Denver and her Masters of Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado. After moving to Virginia in 2000 she started working for Chesapeake Public Schools at Hickory High School as a School Counselor. She was a proud Hawk for 15 years, her last year as the Guidance Director. She moved to Virginia Beach City Public Schools and this is her third year as the School Counseling Department Chair at Green Run Collegiate. She is proud to be a part of the Green Run Collegiate family and work with such dedicated educators. Ms. Gipson is known for developing a strong rapport with teachers and parents. She is a strong advocate for her students and is dedicated to helping students with their socio-emotional needs as well as discovering their future aspirations.

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Governing Board

Joe Burnsworth played an active role in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Division prior to his retirement in June 2017. During his time with the division, he assumed a variety of leadership roles and made a significant impact to the community. Mr. Burnsworth started at Princess Anne High School, where he served as both the Theatre Arts and Gifted Resource Teacher. At a division level, he was the Coordinator for Secondary Gifted Programs, the Director of Secondary Educational Services, and Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He served as principal at Kemps Landing Magnet School, Corporate Landing Middle School, and Plaza Middle School. He currently is an Adjust Instructor for Old Dominion University, where he guides teacher candidates of tomorrow.

 

Wanda Cooper is a life-long native of Virginia Beach and graduated from Bayside High School. She received her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice in 1997. She received her Juris Doctor in 2002 from Regent University School of Law. Ms. Cooper is a member of the Virginia State Bar and received the distinguished honor of the Virginia Family Law Book Award in 2002. She is a graduate of the CIVIC Leadership Institute.

 

Mrs. Cooper has over ten years experience in the areas of franchising, debt collection and serious traffic and criminal law. Before starting The Cooper Law Firm, Wanda served as General Counsel for Sona International Corporation where she lead the legal department in dealing with contract negotiations, healthcare issues, personal injury matters and franchise law. She has extensive experience with corporate practice of medicine issues and employment law. Wanda's main focus now is serious criminal and traffic defense both in state and federal court.

 

Mrs. Cooper was awarded by the Urban League the distinguished and coveted Silver Star Award. She was selected as one of Inside Business' Top 40 under 40, Inside Business' Woman in Business Award, the YWCA 2014Women of Distinction Award and just this month was named as one of Inside Business' Up and Coming People To Watch. She has been featured in Inside Business and the Virginian Pilot newspaper. Her firm was awarded the City of Virginia Beach's Minority Business of the Year Award. She is the former Chair of the Minority Business Council for the City of Virginia Beach. She is a member of the Citizen's Committee for the Virginia Beach Arena Project and the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors for Tidewater Community College Alumni Association and the YWCA. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the City of Virginia Beach's African American Culture Center and is a member of The Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. She is a member of the Towne Bank Board of Directors Leadership Alliance.

 

Wanda is married to James Cooper and has an 11-year-old son, Julian. 

 

Glenn R. Davis is a graduate of Green Run High School, attended George Mason University, and began a career in telecommunications in the 1990s. He started his own telecommunications management firm in 2000. Two years later, his company merged to form Comverge Inc. He is now Chief Executive Officer of On Call Holdings International, LLC.  In 2008, Davis was elected to represent the Rose Hall District on the Virginia Beach City Council. He was re-elected to the position in November 2012. He serves as City Council Liaison to the Regional Shared Services Commission, Human Rights Commission, Minority Business Council, and Arts and Humanities Commission. 

Previously, Councilmember Davis was a legislative aide to then-Del. Frank Wagner and then-Del. Bob McDonnell. A strong advocate for success in education, Councilmember Davis serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads. Through that organization, he volunteers by teaching the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship to our youth. He is a member of the Beach Fund and the Virginia Beach Rotary Club. Davis and his wife reside in Virginia Beach.

 

Sheila Magula joins the Green Run Collegiate Board with 48+ years of experience in the field of education.  Prior to retiring in 2015, she served the Virginia Beach City Public Schools for over 42 years as a teacher and administrator. During that time, she twice led the school division as its interim superintendent. Additionally, Sheila taught graduate courses at the George Washington University and the University of Virginia for teachers and administrators aspiring to become school and system leaders.

 

Motivated by her passion for education, excellence and helping others, Sheila remains active through membership on other boards (Grow Smart Board focusing on early childhood pre-school education and the Virginia Beach Schools Education Foundation, focusing on innovative grants for teachers), by volunteering with various groups such as the Outreach Social Ministry at her church, by volunteering in schools when requested and by continuing to learn via travel, reading and membership in numerous professional organizations. 

 

Sheila resides in Virginia Beach with her husband (Steve) of 48 years and with their spoiled golden retriever, Buddy.  Sheila and Steve’s daughters graduated from First Colonial High School and their grandson is currently a seventh grader at Plaza Middle School.  Sheila received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Radford College, Old Dominion University, and the George Washington University, respectively. Her background provides the Green Run Collegiate Board with broad expertise in curriculum, instruction, leadership, management and policy. Sheila believes in the mission of Green Run Collegiate and looks forward to helping the school achieve its vision for students’ success.

 

Dr. Peter Baker (Parent Liaison)

 

Ron Taylor is a retired Chief Petty officer of the United States Navy with over twenty-two years of service to his country. Other past roles include Director of Internal Affairs at the Riverside Regional Jail and Youth Service Supervisor for the City of Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. He currently serves on the Deacon's Ministry in his church.

 

He holds a Certificate of Completion in Correctional Management from Christopher Newport University, an Associate Degree of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and minor in Sociology from St. Leo University, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Capella University. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Human Service from Capella University.

 

As a business owner, Mr. Ronald Taylor is the founder and President of JUSTBY5 INC, a community mental health skills-building service developed to intervene for older adolescents and adults who have serious mental illness and emotional problems.

 

He has played an integral role in the community, as he has founded non-profit organizations: Men of Faith and Hampton Roads Youth and Community Advisory Council (HRYCAC) whose mission is to aid and guide the youth in the City of Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area.

Mr. Taylor provides mentorship and counseling for male youth who are without father or male role models in their home.

 

Currently, Mr. Taylor is part of Virginia Beach's Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT), serves a City of Virginia Human Rights Commissioner; the mayor's African American Roundtable and the City of Virginia Beach Public School's Equity Council.

 

Mr. Taylor believes and promotes education because education is the key that's unlocks all dreams and potential in an individual. He believes that our prize possessions can be taken away however never our level of knowledge in education.