Us: Dr. D. Alex Bergren, principal of Princess Anne Middle School

What can we do in the New Year to help build inclusive communities amid a time of polarization? BY D. ALEX BERGREN Perhaps this is the kind of thing one would expect to hear from an educator, but the path… Continue Reading


Us: Building inclusive communities in 2018 amid a time of division

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Because we see deep division and language that has fueled a rise in hateful harassment — even violence — The Independent News posed a question to community leaders, writers and artists.  What can we do in the… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach’s Princess Anne Middle School earns national honor

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Princess Anne Middle School recently celebrated its selection as a National School to Watch, which recognizes excellence. A gathering of students, parents and educators this past month included an impressive spread catered by students from… Continue Reading