Henrico’s Top Teachers – 2012
Profiles of 20 teachers who make a difference
Teachers do not seek out publicity or acclaim for what they do, but we believe they deserve to be recognized for their efforts. In our second annual ‘Henrico’s Top Teachers’ issue, we tell the stories of 20 outstanding Henrico County teachers.
This year’s class includes teachers from throughout Henrico County who teach grade levels from preschool through high school and GED. They were nominated – along with more than 200 others – by readers during the month of November.
The volume of nominations received for this section – more than double the number received for last year’s inaugural issue – was overwhelming. Nominations came from parents, grandparents, colleagues, administrators – even students and former students. Paring the number of candidates to just 20 was no easy task.
We’re proud to present profiles of these teachers, who were selected for inclusion in this issue based on their professional successes and their personal touches. Each one has, in his or her own unique way, touched hundreds of lives and helped mold the future of Henrico County.
(Click on a teacher's name to read his or her profile article.)
Andrew Baker, Glen Allen H.S., social studies
Allison Bartholomay, Johnson E.S., third grade
Karen Bowles, Hermitage Technical Center, veterinary science
Danette Brady, Jackson Davis E.S., third grade
E. Scott Broderick, Ridge E.S., fourth grade
Ragan Collins, Ratcliffe E.S., second grade
Kenneth Davis, GED program
Tyler Hart, Springfield E.S., third grade
Krista Hodges, Rivers Edge E.S., first grade
Catherine "Kitti" Huber, Skipwith E.S., second grade
Shahidah Jackson, Wilder M.S., physical education
Sharon Johnson, Weinstein JCC, preschool
Linda Korpics, Echo Lake E.S., second grade
Nancy Niedermayer, Glen Lea E.S., kindergarten
Lynne Norris, Deep Run H.S., Center for Information Technology
Robert Rice, Elko M.S., social studies
Pat Rogers, Glen Allen E.S., fourth grade
Kenyatta Smither, Rolfe M.S., instructional aide
Taylor Snow, Moody M.S., social studies
Evelyn Thomas, Three Chopt E.S., second grade
Citizen Staff Reports 10/12/2015
HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/12/2015
Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.
Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.
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