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
The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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