The 32 teachers were selected by their peers for their demonstrated hard work and leadership in their school communities.
In the coming weeks, the two school divisions will select division-wide teachers of the year for each school level, and one teacher of the year for the division.
The 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year for WJCC are:
- Amy Mason, pre-school, Bright Beginnings
- Becky Ketter, fourth grade, Clara Byrd Baker
- Marion Gilchrist, speech language pathologist, D.J. Montague
- Cathy Weston, third grade, J. Blaine Blayton
- Rachael Persinger, fourth grade, James River
- Wendy Lucy, reading specialist, Mathew Whaley
- Tama Ferrara, third grade, Matoaka
- Carol Kendall, fifth grade, Norge
- Wanda Rodriguez, special education, Rawls Byrd
- Renaye Roberts, fifth grade, Stonehouse
- Kim Marshall, math, Berkeley
- Jennifer Brooks, English, Lois S. Hornsby
- Nancy Tatum, instructional technology/resource teacher, Toano
- Courtney Gonzalez-Vego, science, Jamestown
- Melissa Von Poks, math, Lafayette
- Candace Schafer-Southard, social studies, Warhill
The 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year for YCSD are:
- Kelly Prats, librarian, Bethel Manor
- Maria Berry, second grade, Coventry
- LaTrese Coates, guidance counselor, Dare
- Carol Bauer, fourth grade, Grafton Bethel
- Jayne Taylor, fifth grade, Magruder
- Michelle Challis, special education, Mt. Vernon
- Kristy Haight, librarian, Seaford
- Kathryn Burr, reading, Tabb
- Karen Neal-Shafer, first grade, Waller Mill
- Laura Glaze, kindergarten, Yorktown
- Andrea Mouton, math, Grafton
- Gina Waddell, social studies, Queens Lake
- William Howard, criminal justice/forensic science, Tabb
- Steven Gregorin, math, Yorktown
- Tori Otstot, English, Bruton
- Adam Seltzer, engineering, Grafton
- Adrianne McKinney, social studies, Tabb
- Ryan Hagerty, social studies, York
Local Private Schools Stage Spring Musicals
Spring theater season is underway at Williamsburg Christian Academy and Hampton Roads Academy.
WCA is putting on Once Upon a Time: A Cinderella Story on March 6 and 7. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 6 and 6 p.m. March 7, along with a 1 p.m. matinee March 7.
The show includes a dinner portion. Tickets are $15 for the show only and $25 for dinner and the performance. Additional information can be found on the school’s website.
HRA is staging a performance of Little Women: The Musical, a 2005 musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. The show runs March 6 and 7 and 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 15. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. All ticket sales will be conducted at the door.