U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
VBCPS School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the school counseling program is to collaboratively work with all school stakeholders (students, parents, faculty, and the community) to encourage the highest level of student achievement in academic, career, and personal domains. Students will receive services through a comprehensive school counseling program based on a data-driven, inspiring curriculum designed to assist students with becoming successful lifelong learners.
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.