Belinda Holman posing with her Yay of the Day swag bag.

YAY BELINDA HOLMAN! Instructional assistant Belinda Holman of Longdale ES is today’s “Yay of the Day” honoree. Superintendent Amy Cashwell honored Belinda recently at Longdale.

YAYWORTHY— Nominator Marvin Balding said: “Belinda has been keeping our classroom running like a well-oiled machine while I have been out on medical leave. She has been my right arm in our Special Education classroom for a number of years now. My students and their parents have come to depend on her calm consistency with regard to our class routines and procedures, especially during this time of virtual learning. She really helped everyone when she stepped up to quickly learn and master the ins and outs of Google drive and other platforms in order to use, teach, and create online assignments for our special education students, while also instructing their parents on how to use the varying technologies available to them.”

Kathleen Griffin shared: “I am a long-term board sub for special ed., and when I was overwhelmed with learning about the students and doing virtual teaching, Belinda was extremely patient with me. She is such a positive influence in every life she touches, with students, parents and teachers, and is so professional, caring, and creative. Belinda has taught me the ropes of Henrico County Schools!”

Thank you for all you do, Belinda, to make a positive difference and move HCPS forward!