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
St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarComedySportz will present their hilarious, fast-paced and clean comedy at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the ComedySportz Improv Theatre, located at 8906-H West Broad St. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off audience suggestions. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and the national anthem is even played before each match. The audience then votes for the winners. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 266-9377 or visit http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com. Full text