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
Citizen Staff Reports 10/28/2016
Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.
While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.
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.
The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.
This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.
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CalendarTake a twilight canoe paddle along Four Mile Creek from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Look out for great blue heron, osprey and owls and enjoy the night music provided by songbirds and peepers. Fee of $15 covers basic instruction and all equipment. Ages 18+. To register, call 652-1417. Full text