Henrico, Va., Nov. 13, 2019 – The Community Foundation has recognized seven Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2019. Four HCPS teachers won the REB Award for Teaching Excellence and three additional teachers were finalists. The winners received grants ranging from $9,000 to $10,800, which they will use to become even better instructors, traveling to continue their love of learning and pursue cutting-edge study in their fields. Across the Richmond area, a total of 19 winners and nine finalists were selected from among the 129 teachers nominated by students, parents and colleagues.
The foundation’s awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area, and are given to nominees who have distinguished themselves through inspiring performance in the classroom.
2019 Henrico Schools REB Award winners
Caitlyn Carpenter, Glen Allen High School: $9,000 to visit model youth-mentorship programs around the U.S., gaining insights into the collective understanding of historically marginalized communities.
Amanda Hach, Glen Allen High School: $9,000 to visit historically significant and culturally relevant sites in the U.S. related to the African-American experience.
Kimberly Jackson, Echo Lake Elementary School: $9,000 to study the animals of the Galapagos Islands, the islands’ intricate ecosystem, and the importance of reducing the environmental footprint there.
Timothy Towslee, Glen Allen High School: $10,800 to backpack in the Alaskan wilderness, earning certification as a master educator in outdoor ethics, and applying skills related to this certification.
2019 Henrico Schools REB Award finalists (all receive $750 grants)
John Larkins, Douglas S. Freeman High School
Kristen Schemmel, Kaechele Elementary School
LeYuani Wilson, Greenwood Elementary School
The winners were celebrated at a Nov. 11 ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.