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
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CalendarCharacterWorks, an after-school youth theater program, will present “Mary Poppins” Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29 at the Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Based on the books by… Full text