Joel McDonald iran for School Board in 2012 because he believes in the fair treatment of those in the education field and to ensure the success of students. A third generation resident of Virginia Beach, Joel is a graduate of Virginia Beach Public Schools. For the last six years, he worked as a Data Support Specialist and School Improvement Coordinator. Joel is a proud member of the Virginia Beach Education Association. He served as a delegate to the Virginia Education Association (VEA) Convention and the National Education Association (NEA) Convention. In 2008, Joel completed his associate’s degree in Information Technology and is currently studying Political Science at Old Dominion University.