Administrative Team

Administrators standing in front of a mural in the library

Back row (left to right): Ms. Corprew, Ms. Grimstead, Dr. Nickerson, Mrs. Mejia, Dr. Reese, and Ms. Mayo
Seated (left to right): Mr. Trumble, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Vaughan

Principal

James D. Miller
Mr. Miller began his career with Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 1987 when he joined the division as a social studies teacher at Green Run High School.  He held this position for 14 years before moving to Landstown High School in the same capacity.  In 2003, he joined the division’s administrative ranks when he was named an assistant principal at Landstown High School.  In conjunction with his other duties, Mr. Miller also served as an evening administrator at Open Campus High School (now part of the Renaissance Academy) from 1993 – 2004.Mr.
Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with a minor in History from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the George Washington University.  He was named Teacher of the Year at both Green Run High School (1995) and Landstown High School (2003) as well as Assistant Principal of the Year (2008) and Principal of the Year (2013) by the Virginia Beach Association of Secondary School Principals. Mr. Miller is honored to be in his ninth year as Principal of Bayside High School and Health Sciences Academy!

Lisa Corprew, Student Activities Coordinator

Ms. Corprew began her career in 1995 when she joined the VBCPS division and returned to her Alma Mater, Bayside High School.  She has served in various capacities as a teacher assistant, adaptive Health/PE teacher, JV girls basketball coach and softball coach.  Ms. Corprew joined the Bayside High School administrative team in July 1999 when she was appointed Student Activities Coordinator.
Ms. Corprew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from East Carolina University and earned her Certification in Athletic Administration in 2009.  Ms. Corprew was named Athletic Administrator of the Year (2013) and received the State Award of Merit in 2014 from the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.  Ms. Corprew served as the VIAAA President for one complete term in 2014.  Ms. Corprew is currently serving as a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Publications Committee which is responsible for the production of the IAA magazine, a national publication for athletic directors.

Nancy Grimstead, School Improvement Specialist

Ms. Grimstead began her career in 1985 when she joined the VBCPS division as a Business Education Teacher at Green Run High School, a position she held before moving to Landstown High School in 2001 in the same capacity.  Ms. Grimstead joined the Bayside High School administrative team in August 2013 as the School Improvement Specialist.
Ms. Grimstead holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Education from Longwood University, and a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the George Washington University.

Jacqueline Mayo, School Counseling Dept Chair

Ms. Mayo served as a Recreational Specialist II for the City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.  In 2009, she began her career in education as a School Counselor in the Newport News School District.  Ms. Mayo continued her career when she joined the Bayside High School administrative team in September 2017 as the School Counseling Department Chair.
Ms. Mayo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Old Dominion University.

Terry Mejia, Health Sciences Academy Coordinator

Mrs. Mejia began her career in 1989 when she joined the VBCPS division at Bayside Junior High School (now Bayside Middle School) where she served as a Math Teacher, a position she held for 9 years before moving to the field of School Counseling in 1998.  She served as a Counselor at Bayside Middle and High School.  In 2011 she was appointed Acting Coordinator for the Health Sciences Academy and then returned to her Counseling position in 2012.  Mrs. Mejia officially joined the Bayside High School administrative team in the July 2013 when she was appointed Coordinator for the Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy.
Mrs. Mejia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University and a Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the George Washington University.

Dr. Bermina Nickerson, Assistant Principal

Dr. Nickerson began her career in 1993.  She joined the administrative ranks in 2000.  Dr. Nickerson has worked with all grade levels as well as in other school divisions.  Dr. Nickerson continued her educational career when she joined the Bayside High School administrative team in July 2007 where she continues her career in administration.
Dr. Nickerson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science from Old Dominion University, a Master of Arts degree in Urban Education from Norfolk State University and a Doctorate in Education from NOVA Southeastern University.

Dr. Robin Reese, Assistant Principal

Dr. Reese began her teaching career in 1985 at Green Run High School as a Special Education Teacher, a position she held until her transfer to the Bayside Middle School 6th Grade Campus where she worked in the same capacity. In 2002 she joined the Tallwood High School administrative team when she was named Assistant Principal. Dr. Reese joined the Bayside High School administrative team in July 2011.
Dr. Reese holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Norfolk State University, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Regent University, and a Doctorate in Education from NOVA Southeastern University.

Richard B. Trumble, Assistant Principal

Mr. Trumble began his career in 1997 when he joined the VBCPS division as a Special Education teacher at Corporate Landing Middle School, where he served until 2000 when he was appointed as an Assistant Principal at Ocean Lakes High School, a position he held for 10 years before being reassigned in the same position at Kellam High School.  Mr. Trumble joined the Bayside High School administrative team in July 2016 as an Assistant Principal.
Mr. Trumble holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Ohio University and a Masters of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.  He received his teaching certification from Old Dominion University and his administrative endorsement from the George Washington University.

Kenneth Vaughan, Assistant Principal

Mr. Vaughan joined the VBCPS division in 2010.  Prior to joining, he was a math teacher at Maury High school in Norfolk, VA.  He has served as a Math teacher at Renaissance Academy, and a Computer Resource Specialist at Great Neck Middle School.  In December of 2012 Mr. Vaughan returned to his Alma Mater, Bayside High School and joined the administrative team.
Mr. Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Lynchburg College, a Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Administration both from Regent University.