TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools

 
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

               TEACHER
               OF THE YEAR

                                 2019

        Thursday, November 29, 2018
                  6:00 pm
Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown

            Resilience. Pride. Success
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD

                             Dear Teacher of the Year Nominees,

                             On behalf of the School Board of the City of Richmond, we want to congrat-
                             ulate you on your nomination for Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the
                             Year. We are thrilled to be here with you to celebrate this achievement and
                             recognize all of your hard work.

                               Great teaching doesn’t just happen. It takes practice, as you work to master
                               your craft and to continue to refine it year after year. It takes sacrifice, as
                               you take time away from your family and friends to grade exams and pre-
pare lessons. It takes love, as you work tirelessly to uplift, motivate and inspire each and every child who
comes through your door. It takes extraordinary people, like yourselves, who continue to go above and
beyond to provide our students with the skills and tools they need to be successful in life.

As teacher of the year nominees, you have already proven that you are leaders in your school
building, well-respected by your administration, colleagues and students. Your nomination is
truly a testament to all of your tremendous work, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Today, we’re celebrating your achievements at the annual Teacher of the Year program. But we
honor and respect your work every day. Thank you for your countless hours, your continued
dedication and your unyielding belief in all of our students. Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Dawn C. Page
School Board Chairman, 8th District
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

                                  Dear Teacher of the Year Nominees,

                                  First, I want to offer heartfelt congratulations on your nomination as
                                  Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Anyone who’s spent
                                  time in our schools knows that we have some of the most extraordi-
                                  nary educators. You are dedicated, passionate, creative, caring, and
                                  filled with love and enthusiasm for our students - and your nomina-
                                  tions as Teacher of the Year has distinguished this group as some of
                                  the best that RPS has to offer.

                                    Second, I want to thank you for your commitment and dedication to
the students of RPS. I know that this work is not easy. You give constantly of yourselves - your time,
your expertise, your money - all to ensure that our students are prepared to excel in college, career and
in life. And, I know that you don’t hear it nearly enough, but you are appreciated. Thank you.

As you all know, I am a teacher at heart, so I may be a bit biased, but I truly believe that teaching is the
greatest profession of all. No other career allows you to shape the minds and hearts of the future. No
other career allows you to empower children to ensure that they have an equal chance at life through
education. I could not be prouder to work alongside you and support the very important work that you
do on a daily basis.

On behalf of the RPS Family, thank you for everything you do for our students and congratulations
again.

With great appreciation,

Jason Kamras
Superintendent
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

                         Lorah W. Allen
                              Open
                           High School

   Ronald Johnson                               Derrick C. Bates
       G. H. Reid                                 George Mason
   Elementary School                            Elementary School

                        Ashley A. Morgan
                           William Fox
                        Elementary School

  Mandelia M. Fisher                            Renai A. Bowers
      Chimborazo                                   Broad Rock
   Elementary School                            Elementary School

                       LaShawn C. Winston
                            Richmond
                         Technical Center

    Hannah E. Dise                            Christine D. Crawford
  Richmond Community                                  Amelia
      High School                                 Street School

                         Megan R. Crowe
                       Oak Grove-Bellemeade
                        Elementary School

2019
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

 Christine D. Crawford    Shelita H. Hodges        Betty J. Lucas       Sarah L. Pederson
         Amelia              Armstrong                Bellevue               Binford
     Street School           High School          Elementary School        Middle School

  Charita M. Burden         Josette Bailey      Christopher L. Boyd      Renai A. Bowers
     J. H. Blackwell      Blackwell Preschool         Boushall              Broad Rock
   Elementary School        Learning Center         Middle School        Elementary School

 Donyelle M. Granderson   Janelle D. Taylor     Inger Mosley-Woodfolk   Mandelia M. Fisher
     Lucille Brown           G. W. Carver           John B. Cary            Chimborazo
     Middle School        Elementary School      Elementary School       Elementary School

  Sandra T. K. Howze       Sonia A. Sorrell     Jennifer M. Zappalla    Ashley A. Morgan
  Elkhardt-Thompson         Fairfield Court           J. B. Fisher          William Fox
     Middle School        Elementary School       Elementary School      Elementary School

                                                                         2019
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

  Starlett M. Flippen          Nikitria D. Walker          Dana R. Miles       Philip M. Canady
      J. L. Franics                   Franklin               Ginter Park            Greene
   Elementary School             Military Academy         Elementary School    Elementary School

 Urenthia D. Jackson-Cotton     Aaron Litchfield         Kritsen N. Johnson   Lashema S. Milliner
       Henderson                  Patrick Henry              Albert Hill        Linwood Holton
      Middle School           School of Science & Arts      Middle School      Elementary School

 Danielle E. Rodgers           Jeanne P. Callahan         Tara K. McCrone       Salena D. Scott
        Huguenot                 Thomas Jefferson            Miles Jones      Martin Luther King, Jr.
       High School                 High School            Elementary School      Middle School

   Amy A. LeBlanc             Milondra B. Coleman         Derrick C. Bates     Nicole D. Johnson
 Martin Luther King, Jr.          John Marshall             George Mason         Mary Munford
      Preschool                    High School            Elementary School    Elementary School

2019
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
“When the uncapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.”
                    Mary Hatwood Futrell, American Educator and NEA President

        Megan R. Crowe           Bridget M. Stacy          Lorah W. Allen               Rita J. Robinson
      Oak Grove-Bellemeade         Barack Obama                    Open                 Overby Sheppard
       Elementary School         Elementary School              High School             Elementary School

      Stacey M. Crochunis        Ronald Johnson            Hannah E. Dise             LaShawn C. Winston
            E. D. Redd               G. H. Reid         Richmond Community                  Richmond
        Elementary School        Elementary School          High School                  Technical Center

        Teresa W. Hicks        Geraldine B. Johnson     Candid D. President           Padraic D. Hampton
       Mary Scott Regional         Southhampton             Summer Hill                    Swansboro
        Preschool Center         Elementary School        Preschool Center              Elementary School

                   Nathan R. Galloway         Kieasha Y. King          Lisette R. Kimbrough
                      Westover Hills             Woodville                    George Wythe
                    Elementary School        Elementary School                 High School

                                                                                         2019
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
PROGRAM
 INTRODUCTION OF THE 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

                 MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Dr. Darlene L. Currie Director, Professional Development

                                   WELCOME                   Dr. Darlene L. Currie
                                                             Director, Professional Development

                                                             C. Scott Jones
                                                             General Manager
                                                             Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown

                                  GREETINGS                  Dawn C. Page
                                                             Chair
                                                             School Board of the City of Richmond

                                                             Antuane “Ramon” Moore
                                                             President
                                                             Richmond Education Association

                   MUSICAL SELECTION                         Gregory McCallum
                                                             2011 RPS Teacher of the Year
                                                             Richmond Community High School Jazz Quartet

  SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    Jason Kamras
                                                             Superintendent

                                    REMARKS                  Gwen Davis
                                                             Vice President and District Manager
                                                             RVA West, Wells Fargo

                                REFLECTIONS                  Rodney A. Robinson
                                                             2018 RPS Teacher of the Year
                                                             Virginia Teacher of the Year 2019

PRESENTATION OF 2019 TOP TEN                                 Dr. Tracy Epp
		                                                           Chief Academic Officer

               PRESENTATION OF                               Jason Kamras
                                                             Superintendent
       2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
                                                             Gwen Davis
                                                             Vice President and District Manager
                                                             RVA West, Wells Fargo

 Mrs. Diane B. Bacon, Pianist    Ms. Justine J. Baugham, Announcer     Franklin Military Academy Cadets, Ushers
                      *RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROGRAM.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
IN REVIEW
RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

     1990   Elma G. Williams, Richmond Career Education Center
     1991   Jannie M. Laursen, John B. Cary Elementary
     1992   Rodney Lee Williams, Armstrong High
     1993   Patricia C. Janes, Armstrong High
     1994   James R. Tucker, II, Huguenot High
     1995   Audrey C. Johnson, Thomas Jefferson High
     1996   Cheryl Y. Doles, Broad Rock Elementary
     1997   Lynda Loving-Jackson, Mosby Middle
     1998   Beatrice W. Bush, Thomas Jefferson High
     1999   Carole F. Long, Whitcomb Court Elementary
     2000   Marion W. Smith, Jr., Ginter Park Elementary
     2001   Quentina M. Kinney, Mary Munford
     2002   Jennifer W. Cullinan, William Fox Elementary
     2003   Johnelle M. Tolbert, William Fox Elementary
     2004   Heather York, Bellevue Elementary
     2005   Yvette M. Carter, Stuart Elementary
     2006   Gregory R. Stallings, Patrick Henry Elementary
     2007   Stephania S. Muterspaugh, Adult Career Development Center
     2008   Michaè N. Jamison, Thomas Jefferson High
     2009   Frenishee B. Smith, J.E.B. Stuart Elementary
     2010   LaTonya E. Waller, Lucille M. Brown Middle
     2011   Gregory L. McCallum, Richmond Community High
     2012   Suhani S. Vakil, Swansboro Elementary
     2013   Katherine L. Zopp, Ginter Park/Mary Scott Elementary
     2014   Jason A. Kissoon, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle
     2015   Catherine M. Marchetti, Amelia Street
     2016   Christie W. Rasberry, William Fox Elementary
     2017   Clary W. Carleton, Open High
     2018   Rodney A. Robinson, Virgie Binford Education Center
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richmond Public Schools
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

     TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2019 COMMITTEE
              William M. Banian, III, Coordinator
                     Justine J. Baugham
               Sheila M. Cotman, Chairperson
                   Audrey W. Cypress, Ed.D.
                      Curtis H. Edwards
                       Patricia J. Lilly

             PROGRAM COORDINATORS
                      Darlene L. Currie, Ed.D.
      Sandra E. Bullock-Lomax, CEOE - Assistant Coordinator

                    SPECIAL THANKS
                    BizPort, Delmar Branch
                Coleman Brothers Flowers, Inc.
        Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown
               Franklin Military Academy Cadets
                           Matt Trinite
                       Gregory McCallum
                        Sgt. Gary McCray
      RPS Office of Communications and Media Relations
                        RPS School Board
        Richmond Community High School Jazz Quartet
Richmond Association of Educational Office Professionals (RAEOP)
      Richmond City Public Schools Education Foundation
            Richmond Education Association (REA)
           Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union
                      Rodney A. Robinson
            Strawbridge Studios, Inc., Scott Johnson
              Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
                 Wells Fargo, Corliss V. Archer
                    All Program Participants
RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

TEACHER
OF THE YEAR

        2019
A Publication of Richmond Public Schools
                                   Richmond, Virginia

In accordance with federal laws, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the policies of the
School Board of the City of Richmond, the Richmond Public Schools does not discriminate on the
basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disabilities or national origin in the provision of employment
and services. The Richmond Public Schools operates equal opportunity and affirmative action
programs for students and staff. The Richmond Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. The School Board also supports equal opportunities and treatment of all individ-
uals regardless of sexual orientation. The Section 504 Coordinator is Dr. Anthony Walker, Director
of Exceptional Education, 301 North 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 780-7710. The
ADA Coordinator is Ms. Michelle Hudacsko, Chief of Staff, 301 North 9th Street, Richmond, Virgin-
ia 23219, (804) 780-7710. The Title IX Officer is Ms. Michelle Hudacsko, Chief of Staff, 301 North
9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 780- 7710. The United States Department of Educa-
tion’s Office of Civil Rights may also be contacted at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
                             20202, (202) 401-2000 or 1-800-872-5327.

                                            School Board

                                         Dawn Page, Chair
                                      Patrick Sapini, Vice Chair
                                          Elizabeth Doerr
                                           J.Scott Barlow
                                            Kenya Gibson
                                          Jonathan Young
                                            Felicia Cosby
                                            Cheryl Burke
                                             Linda Owen

                                 Mr. Jason Kamras, Superintendent
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