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
Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.
Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.
The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.
As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.
Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.
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