About Us

  Our PTA serves every student attending the Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This includes    the   full-time academic program for gifted learners (grades 2-8), the gifted dance program (grades 3-8), and the gifted visual arts program for the elementary grad es (grades 2-5). 

 We are part of the National PTA®, a nonprofit association comprised of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community  leaders. Together, we support educational success, and promote parent involvement in our school. 

Our PTA supports the dynamic and challenging curriculum of Brickell Academy with financial support, grant programs, scholarships, and organized volunteer efforts. We strive to support every grade level, with age-appropriate and interesting opportunities. And fun is not forgotten! With your help, we organize after-school clubs, game days, spirit nights, fun runs, chess competitions, art contests, and staff appreciation events.  Please join.

MONTHLY PTA MEETINGS: Meeting days and times will be determined during our summer planning meetings..  Check back for udated info before school starts.

Committee Leads
After School Clubs: OPEN
Destination Imagination - Jenny Sessoms
8th Grade Picnic - OPEN
Fall Event: OPEN
5th Grade Finale: OPEN
Grants: Natalie Petsu​ - risingtidesteachergrants@gmail.com 
Hospitality: OPEN
MS 8th Grade Semi -Formal: OPEN
Reading Month - Jigisha Reddy
Reflections: OPEN
School Supply Kits: Polly Foster



Scholarships (MS): Yoon Do 

Scholarships (ES): Lindsey Sawyer and Krisan Heinback

Shamrock Races: OPEN

Shopping Incentives: Laura Lumagui-incentives.vbgifted@gmail.com

Social Media: Sireesha Aleti 

Spirit Nights: Darcy Staley - odsptaspirit@gmail.com

Spirit Wear: Christine Moore

Anna Feliberti - odsspiritwear@gmail.com

Spring Event OPEN

Thursday Folder: OPEN

Walk and Talk: OPEN

Website: Jenny Sessoms - brickellacademydi@gmail.com


President:   Beth Von St. Paul
Treasurer:   Renee Custodio
1st VP, Membership:   Galia Simons-Morton
2nd VP, Programs:   Jennifer Gettins
3rd VP, Volunteers-in-Education: Jesse Morton
Secretary:   Kimberly Covington

The VBPTA Support Portal contains resources to empower parents and support students. Content includes resources for distance learning, social-emotional support, STEM and fun engaging activities for students.  Click the pic or the link to get connected to all the information.