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Chesapeake Bay Academy Head of School Receives Award from Virginia Beach Mayor

Monday, February 29, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On Thursday, February 25th at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA), was recognized for her outstanding work by Virginia Beach Mayor, William D. Sessoms, Jr., on behalf of the Mayor’s Committee for Person’s with Disabilities.  Dr. Jankowski was nominated for the award by Robyn Iuliano, parent of CBA 2014 graduate Kyle Owens for “going the extra mile and bringing a breath of fresh air to Chesapeake Bay Academy with her commitment to serve the students, support the staff and keep the classes small…”  During the ceremony, Mayor Sessoms shared, “I have a dear friend whose son is getting ready to graduate from medical school and is getting married this summer who graduated from CBA.  It’s more than just a school, it’s spectacular.”

Dr. Jankowski began her tenure as Head of School at CBA in 2013 and has over 30 years of experience in education, serving first as a special education teacher and later as an administrator in independent schools outside of Chicago and Washington, DC.  Technology and its use in individualizing instruction is a significant focus of her vision for CBA.  Dr. Jankowski received her Doctorate in Education at National Louis University and completed post-doctoral study in Leadership for Independent Schools at Johns Hopkins University.  She is currently President of the Chesapeake Bay Academy Educational Foundation and serves on the boards of Horizons Hampton Roads, the Westminster Canterbury Foundation and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor.  Their mission is to raise the awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities.  They assist the Mayor, City Council, and City Administration in formulating policy to meet those needs and provide advice on issues involving compliance with state and national legislation.  Click here to learn more.

Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only independent school serving students with learning differences in Hampton Roads.  For over 26 years, CBA has embraced thousands of families in the community.  CBA teachers create individualized pathways to academic and social success for their students by embracing each child’s unique learning style.