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2018 SCPS Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Our Distinguished Teachers of the Year for 2018

2018 DIVISION TEACHER OF THE YEAR - Michelle Sanders


Battlefield ES - Ivy Kreiling, Kindergarten Teacher

Berkeley ES - Glenda Maitland, 4th Grade Teacher

Brock Road ES - Megan Dempsey, 2nd Grade Teacher

Cedar Forest ES - Mari Galindo-Sanchez, 3rd Grade Teacher

Chancellor ES - Julia Jane McNulty-Lambert, Kindergarten Teacher

Courthouse Road ES - Allison Eltringham, Gifted Education Teacher

Courtland ES - Megan Laskowski, 4th Grade Teacher

Harrison Road ES - Gloria Yi, 1st Grade Teacher

Lee Hill ES - Michelle Bryant, ESOL Teacher

Livingston ES - Julie Broadway, School Counselor

Parkside ES - Michelle King, Kindergarten Teacher

Riverview ES - Diane Smart, Library/Media Specialist

Robert E Lee ES - Jeanette Burge, 1st Grade Teacher

Salem ES - Alison Newland, School Counselor

Smith Station ES - E. Whitney Brush, 1st Grade Teacher

Spotswood ES - Marvin Srivastava, ESOL Teacher

Wilderness ES - Elizabeth Barnes, Library/Media Specialist

Battlefield MS - Michelle Sanders, English/Theater Arts Teacher

Chancellor MS - Tammy Byram, Library/Media Specialist

Freedom MS - Stephanie Grant, Special Education Teacher

Ni River MS - Melissa Huffman, Special Education Teacher

Post Oak MS - Elizabeth Yorio, 6th Grade Teacher

Spotsylvania MS - Michael Hoburg, Math Teacher

Thornburg MS - Jordan Patterson, Band Teacher

Chancellor HS - Rhonda Miller, Chorus Teacher

Courtland HS - LaPorsha Prudencio, Spanish Teacher

Massaponax HS - Cassandra Smith, Special Education Teacher

Riverbend HS - Emily Wessel, English Teacher

Spotsylvania HS - Sharon Kiple, Math Teacher


Spotsylvania CTC - Randal Whitehead, Drafting Teacher

John J Wright ECC/Gateway Academy - Laura Jelks, Special Education Teacher

Each year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools participates in the Teacher of the Year program coordinated statewide through the Virginia Department of Education. All public and accredited nonpublic schools are able to participate in the Virginia Teacher of the Year Program to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in Spotsylvania County Public Schools, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and across the nation. For more than 40 years, Virginia has participated in the National Teacher of the Year Program, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The program is open to all teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 who possess a current, renewable Virginia teaching license, including school librarians, guidance counselors, and reading specialists. The Human Resources Department coordinates this process with our site principals. From this group of nominees, the Division Teacher of the Year is selected. In the spring, we announce and recognize the New Teachers of the Year from the elementary, middle, and high schools levels, and the Mentor Teachers of the Year from elementary, middle, and high school.