Mr. R.V. Yoshida, Principal

Principal RV Yoshida

A Welcome Message from Mr. Yoshida:

I am very excited about the upcoming school year.   I look forward to meeting each and every one of our Birdneck Elementary community members and hope to see you soon.  It
is my goal to get to know our students and families as soon as possible so we can forge a partnership to help our students grow socially, emotionally,  and academically. 

I am a Virginia Beach native who grew up in a military family and am a proud graduate of Princess Anne High School. I hold degrees in psychology, special education, and education leadership from George Mason University. I was extremely happy to have the opportunity to return home in July 2016 to serve as a principal at Birdneck after working in Fairfax County for 20 years. I have experiences as a kindergarten assistant, preschool assistant and teacher, and special education teacker K-6 at the elementary level. I have also served as a school-based technology specialist and have been a school administrator since 2008. I took the helm here at Birdneck after the honor of serving as principal at Crossfield Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

I bring a positive attitude and a love of learning to you that I hope is contagious and spreads quickly. Our school is a very warm, welcoming and caring environment and we strive to provide all children with the best education possible.  We welcome you to Birdneck Elementary, the home of the Eagles, where we are “Charting the Course” in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. 

Ms. Laura Celentano, Assistant Principal
 Ms. Laura Celentano, Assistant Principal