Administration

David Swanger, Director

A 1984 graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mr. David Swanger takes pride in referring to himself as a product of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He received his undergraduate and graduate Picture of director David Swangerdegrees from Old Dominion University in 1989 and 2001, respectively. Mr. Swanger has worked in the Virginia Beach school division for the past 32 years. The first 11 years he taught virtually every Technology Education course offered to Virginia Beach junior and senior high school students. During those same years he also coached football and track, and sponsored the Technology Student Association. Before going to the Tech Center in 2005, he spent four years as an assistant principal at Floyd E. Kellam High School.

Mr. Swanger continues the long-standing tradition of preparing Tech Center students for the ever changing, challenging, and competitive work place, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be life-long learners, and affording them every opportunity to further their education. His ultimate goal is to ensure Tech Center students are future ready upon high school graduation.

Ann Warren, Assistant Principal

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Ms. Warren is proud to be a product of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools and graduated from Kempsville High School in 1983. She received her undergraduate degrees from Radford University (BS in Business) and Old Dominion University (BS in Education) in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Ms. Somers completed her Master's Degree from The University of Virginia in 1998. She has worked in the Virginia Beach Schoolsince 1991 as a teacher, coach and assistant principal. She taught various core subjects at College Park Elementary and Brandon Middle School until 1998. Ms. Warren began her administrative career at Corporate Landing Middle School and then moved to Salem High School where she served as an Assistant Principal at both schools. Ms. Warren will continue to support the mission of the Tech Center in providing students real-world experiences, industry certifications, rigorous instruction, and personalized learning so that students will be prepared for the workforce and/or college. continues the long-standing tradition of preparing Tech Center students for the ever changing, challenging, and competitive work place, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be life-long learners, and affording them every opportunity to further their education. His ultimate goal is to ensure Tech Center students are future ready upon high school graduation.

Robert Marlin, School Counselor 

Mr. Marlin is a product of Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a 1990 graduate of Princess Anne High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion in 1995, then he earned his master's degree in school and community counseling from Regent University in 2006. Mr. Marlin's career has been dedicated to counseling teens. His career began in the mental health setting as an outdoor wilderness counselor. He has since served as a group home counselor, case manager for Big Brother's Big Sisters, and a drug and violence prevention specialist. Mr. Marlin's career in the educational setting began as a student assistance counselor in Hampton Schools, 8 years as a school counselor at Salem High School, and 2 years as the guidance department chair at Frank W. Cox High School. Mr. Marlin will continue to promote and support the excellent programs, students and staff to continue the history of excellence at the Tech Center.Picture of Robert Marlin, Guidance Department Chair