Henrico’s Top Teachers
Profiles of 20 outstanding Henrico educators
Teachers are a special breed. They are driven by a love of learning and a desire to impact young lives. They spend countless hours devising lesson plans, working individually with students before and after school and volunteering their time, seeking not recognition for their efforts but rather the smile of a student whose imagination has been captivated; a hug from a student who needs one in return; or the words of thanks from a student whose mind has grasped a challenging topic.
In the Henrico Citizen's first-annual 'Top Teachers' issue, we honor 20 of the finest educators in Henrico, as nominated by our readers. These are their stories.
Honoring 20 who make a difference (click to read introduction)
(Click on a teacher's name to read his or her profile article.)
Erin Bourne, Byrd M.S., eighth grade
Blair Flynn, Nuckols Farm E.S., second grade
Janet Givens, Echo Lake E.S., first grade
Mesa Hinkle, Glen Allen E.S., first grade
Annette Hodges, Donahoe E.S., fifth grade
Emily Mason, Baker E.S., third grade
Jill Morris, Pemberton E.S., first grade
Karla Ott, Rivers Edge E.S., fourth grade
Philip Riddle, Brookland M.S., sixth grade
Todd Ritter, Henrico H.S., drama
Katie Schwieder, Fairfield M.S., sixth grade
Lourie Sledd, Freeman H.S., exceptional education
Ryan Stein, Pinchbeck E.S., fourth grade
Lance Teillon, Varina H.S., NJROTC
Chris Tickle, Steward School, fourth grade
Matt Togna, Tucker H.S., 10th-12 grades
Stephanie Tucker, Crestview E.S., preschool
Samuel Turner, Holman M.S., sixth-eighth grades
Debbie Waldenmaier, Colonial Trail E.S., third grade
Stephen Worfolk, Jackson Davis E.S., third grade
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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