Dr. Wynn - Principal GRES

Dr. Sheila Wynn , Principal

Dear Parents:

I would like to welcome you to the fully accredited Green Run Elementary School better known as the home of the Colts! This is my sixth year at Green Run Elementary and fourteenth as a principal in the Virginia Beach City Public School System. I am honored to start another year as principal in a learning environment where children’s needs are always put first. I am excited about 2019-2020 and looking forward to the ebbs and flows that this school year will bring.

The work we do at Green Run centers around building and sustaining an effective learning environment for every student, every day – a concept that is always at the core of what we do for children. Successful outcomes for students require a committed partnership between home and school and collaborating and partnering with you will ensure that students have every opportunity for achievement. Our entire staff is dedicated and focused on delivering educational excellence in a safe and welcoming learning environment. We are ensuring that students are future ready by reinforcing VBCPS Graduate Profile and working with children and families in the Academic and Career Planning process throughout students' K-12 careers. The success of this transformative work is the responsibility of all students, parents, and staff. 

With equity as an ever-present emphasis, we will use our Division’s Strategic Action Agenda for 2019-2020 to drive our focus on the following four areas: (1). Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for all children. SEL is a process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Positive Behavior and Interventions (PBIS) is a part of SEL and offers educators in our building an opportunity to improve practices, teaching children to make appropriate behavior choices. PBIS provides a framework designed to promote social and academic behavior of students. Educators implement school wide PBIS approach to change student conduct by encouraging positive behavior instead of punishing misbehavior. SEL practices such as PBIS provides a structured system for increasing a continuum of support-based interventions to improve student achievement and social peer interactions. We reinforce SEL using our All About the BE’s Matrix, Morning Meetings and Closing Circles. Success of PBIS will also be accomplished by sharing school wide expectations and careful monitoring of expected school wide practices and procedures with parents and guardians. You will be informed as we navigate successes and challenges throughout the year. (2). Engage in culturally responsive practices. (3). Engaging all stakeholders in the achievement and support of students with disabilities. (4). Making certain that the learning environment is consistent and deliberate with established routines and procedures throughout Green Run. Our goal is to sustain a learning environment built on a culture of positive rapport and mutual respect between teachers and students.

I look forward to working with each of you and encourage all families to volunteer in our school and do not forget to join the PTA. Look for more information to come home and follow us on our website or twitter about engaging instruction and other events throughout the year. Together we will continue to make Green Run Elementary School a great place to work, learn, and grow.


Sheila Wynn, Ed.D.


Mrs. Wiggins
Assistant Principal

This is my 19th year of education and it is an honor to be a member of the Green Run family!  I am excited to continue working with the Green Run families!  This year I will continue our collaborative work with students academic, social, and emotional needs.  I look forward to meeting your children, family, and the entire Green Run community.