image coming soonPrincipal - Mr. Carey Manugo

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Mr. Manugo is a 23-year veteran of Virginia Beach Schools. He most recently served as the principal of Independence Middle, where he led the school to full accreditation for seven consecutive years.

Mrs. JenningsAssistant Principal - Ms. Briana Jennings

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Prior to joining the staff at Larkspur, Ms. Jennings was an assistant principal at Princess Anne Middle School. Ms. Jennings also served as the School Improvement Specialist and as an Administrative Assistant at Lynnhaven Middle School. She began her teaching career in the Norfolk City School System. Ms. Jennings also spent her years in the classroom teaching English at Plaza Middle School where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Ms. Jennings is a proud graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. In her spare time, Ms. Jennings enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

image coming soonAssistant Principal - Mr. Brian Loehn

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Mr. Loehn first started his teaching career in Tampa, Florida where he taught health and physical education. He continued teaching health and physical education at Corporate Landing Middle School when he moved to Virginia Beach in 2003. Prior to joining the Larkspur staff, Mr. Loehn was an assistant principal at Tallwood High School, Ocean Lakes High School, and Renaissance Academy.

image coming soonAdministrative Assistant - Ms. Whitney Szoke

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Mrs. Szoke joined the Larkspur family in 2015-2016 as a 6th grade English teacher. Prior to joining Larkspur, she worked in Richmond City Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools as an English teacher. She then moved back to Tidewater to teach at The Williams School in Norfolk, Virginia. Mrs. Szoke holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Virginia.

Mr. TurnerAssistant Principal - Mr. Marcus Turner

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Mr. Turner joined the Larkspur family during the 2016-2017 school year. He began his career with Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 2011. Prior to joining Larkspur, he was a health and physical education teacher at Princess Anne Middle School where he also helped coach the girls and boys track teams. Mr. Turner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Virginia State University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University.

image coming soon School Counselor Chair - Ms. Christina Bergren

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Mrs. Bergren attended Virginia Beach Public Schools and graduated from First Colonial High School. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Radford University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Old Dominion University. She started her career with VBCPS as a middle school English teacher and has been a school counselor on the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Mrs. RawlsSchool Improvement Specialist - Ms. Billie Rawls

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Ms. Rawls is a product of the Virginia Beach Public School System having attended elementary, junior high and high school in Virginia Beach. She graduated from Bayside High School in 1988 and earned her Bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University. After teaching fourth and fifth grade for 10 years, she made the leap to middle school as our School Improvement Specialist (SIS). As our SIS, Ms. Rawls is responsible for the remediation of students before, during and after school as well as serving as our Student Testing Coordinator.

Ms. SpurgeonStudent Activities Coordinator - Ms. Julie Spurgeon

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Juliana Spurgeon is the Student Activities Coordinator (SAC) at Larkspur Middle School, a position she has held for the past 14 years. As the SAC, she oversees all interscholastic and intramural sports programs as well as all academic teams and extracurricular activities. Prior to coming to Larkspur, Julie taught Health and Physical Education for 12 years at the high and middle school levels. She was born and raised in Virginia Beach and is a die-hard Redskins fan.