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

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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West Broad Village again will open The Rink, an outdoor ice skating venue at 3939 Duckling Drive in Glen Allen, this holiday season. The venue will open Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. and will operate daily (weather permitting) through Jan. 29, 2017, including holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $8 per child, and skate rental is $4. Specific hours and group pricing are posted at http://www.facebook.com/TheRinkWBV. Full text

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