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 07/18/2016
Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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.
Pelon’s serves up a good mix of variety, value
I first stumbled into Pelon's on a Wednesday night, lured by the promise of $2 tacos and beers. At those prices, I had assumed the place was a hole in the wall, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, pleasant interior.
Having spent my teen summers in Virginia Beach surfing, I also felt instantly at home amid the ocean-themed decor. From the ride-the-waves posters lining the walls and the TV displaying non-stop surfing footage, to the foosball table and enormous spools serving as tables, Pelon's is a delight for beach lovers and surfing fans. Reading the menu is part of the entertainment here, as patrons browse burrito choices that include Rip Tide, The Curl, Hawaiian Pipeline and Big Kahuna. > Read more.
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