Henrico County VA

Henrico’s Top Teachers – 2013

Profiles of 20 teachers who make a difference
Our third annual ‘Henrico’s Top Teachers’ section profiles 20 outstanding educators in Henrico County.

Readers – including students, parents, grandparents and colleagues – submitted nearly 200 teacher nominations last fall, and our staff faced the difficult task of paring those nominees to just 20.

Each of these teachers has, in his or her own unique way, touched hundreds of lives and helped mold the future of Henrico County. We are proud to tell their stories in this special section.

We salute each one – and the many other deserving teachers who give selflessly each day inside – and outside – their classrooms.

(Click on a teacher's name to read his or her profile article.)
Valerie Bryant, Short Pump M.S., Spanish

Karen Clements, Byrd M.S., gifted enrichment

Brian DelCorso, Lakeside E.S., third grade

Sandra Fontes, Johnson E.S., ESL

Charles Futrell, Elko M.S., social studies

Tiffany Graves, Colonial Trail E.S., fourth grade

Kara Harrison, Dumbarton E.S., fifth grade

Connie Kelly, Seven Pines E.S., kindergarten

Theresa Kilmer, Tucker H.S., e2020 program

Lauren Lorello, Henrico H.S., biology

Tom Mallory, Tuckahoe M.S., physical education

Laila Marshall, Shady Grove E.S., exceptional education

Karen Nowicki, Springfield Park E.S., fifth grade

Julie Richardson, Godwin H.S., social studies

Rita Roberson, Ratcliffe E.S., fifth grade

Louise Robertson, Steward School, English

Marc Seccia, Pinchbeck E.S., fifth grade

Anne-Marie Slinkman, Greenwood E.S., art

Emily Stains, Varina H.S., English

Tish Williams, Deep Run H.S., exceptional education

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

New restaurant opens at Virginia Center Commons

Virginia Center Commons is now home to Alpozio’s Grill & Lounge, a new American-themed, family-owned and operated restaurant concept from industry veteran Al Williams.

“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.

The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.


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