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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
What started as “good business sense” turned into a lifetime commitment of service for our outgoing Board Chair, Stan Baldwin. In the early 2000’s Stan Baldwin served as general counsel for Amerigroup Corporation. His executive assistant struggled with the demands of a child who learned differently, a struggle that caused disruption at work. Things changed for the better once she enrolled her child at Chesapeake Bay Academy, prompting Stan to make a contribution to the school. That was his... Read More
Posted by The school’s new American Flag received a very special introduction to the community! on Tuesday, November 10, 2020
In observance of Veterans Day and in honor of those who have so bravely served our country, the students, faculty and staff of Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA) had the opportunity to participate in an official Flag Ceremony performed by members of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Color Guard Team. The event was orchestrated by long-time CBA employee and military family member, Sharon Sharp, working with CBA’s vice-chair of the Board of Trustees and former Commander of NAS Oceana, retired Capt.... Read More
Posted by Op-ed by Dr. Jankowski, Head of School, published by The Virginian-Pilot on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Dr. Jankowski Head of School Op-ed: Making brave choices will see us through COVID-19 Within the next few weeks, students across the country will be returning to school. The number of questions to be answered before schools open — where kids should attend, how they should be served, the impact on their social and emotional health, the ability of teachers to build essential relationships with their students when starting the year remotely — can be overwhelming for families and educators... Read More
Posted by CBA honors the Class of 2020 through special visits from Head. on Monday, June 22, 2020
The CBA community celebrated their graduating class of 2020 with more than 200 people watching the live broadcast of their virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 11, 2020.   The week prior to this year’s nine graduates walking the virtual stage, head of school Dr. Judy Jankowski made a personal “house call” to each student to congratulate and mark this momentous life event with a few gifts from the school.   Dr. Jankowski felt compelled to make these visits as a way of showing her... Read More
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Academy is proud to have been named a 2020-2021 "School of Excellence" by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). This is the third year in a row the school has received the award. As the highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve, this honor is presented to schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional achievement in the field. The National Association of Special Education... Read More
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020
Troy Clifton, executive director of Priority Toyota Charity Bowl, presents check to Dr. Jankowski, head of school at Chesapeake Bay Academy For the second year in a row, Chesapeake Bay Academy is pleased to have been selected as a beneficiary of the Priority Toyota Charity Bowl! The celebrity flag football game, played by local celebrities and politicians, is a long standing tradition that has been going on for over 50 years. Originally, the game was a fundraiser for The Joy Fund.  As... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Dr. Jankowski was recently featured on WTKR News 3 discussing CBA's transition to digital teaching and learning. This segment was made possible by the Priority Toyota Charity Bowl. CBA is proud to have been selected as a beneficiary of this program for our second year in a row. Thank you Priority Toyota Charity Bowl for this opportunity!
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019
Dr. Mary Kate Andris, President and CEO of YWCA of South Hampton Roads, presents Dr. Judy Jankowski, Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy, with 2020 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. Dr. J was recently surprised with the YWCA of South Hampton Roads Woman of Distinction Award! Congratulations to Dr. Judy Jankowski, Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy, for being named a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. Dr. Judy Jankowski has devoted her career to the... Read More
Posted by Dr. Jankowski and Dana Calo talk 2e kids. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Children with learning differences face a variety of challenges. For those with a learning difference who also have intellectual ability falling in the gifted range, learning can be even more complicated. Dr. Judy Jankowski, head of school, and Dana Calo, director of enrollment management, discuss CBA's approach to instruction allows these students to receive both the support and the acceleration necessary to access their intellectual capacity. By developing an individualized instruction... Read More
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019
Dr. Judy Jankowski CBA Head of School The Chesapeake Bay Academy community congratulates our Head of School, Dr. Judy Jankowski, on her recent receipt of a Klingenstein Fellowship at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York. The highly-selective program is open internationally and only 20 candidates are selected each year to participate in a 2 week, fully funded, think tank of independent school educators. Through intensive study and collaboration, school heads discuss... Read More