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
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CalendarEnjoy a musical tribute to the legendary Patsy Cline featuring Debra Wagoner with pianist Anthony Smith at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text