Teacher of the Year
Monday evening was awards recognition at the Culpeper County School Board meeting. Held at Eastern View High School, auditorium seats were filled with friends, family and colleagues as the winners were announced. Chosen from a field of 10, this year’s 2017/18 Teacher of the Year is Julie Addy. Julie Addy has been with CCPS for 6 years as a Fourth Grade Teacher. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Gannon University and a master’s degree in Deaf Education from Canisius College. She gives her time to the Christmas Basket Program. Her hobbies include reading, walking, and gardening. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave and their two children – John and Liam. Principal Gatewood said, “Julie Addy goes above and beyond to help her students learn and be responsible. She is always caring and nurturing, wanting her students to do their very best. Mrs. Addy is a true asset to the staff and students at Emerald Hill.”
Other nominees for teacher of the year were:
Culpeper County High School: Laura DeLano has been with CCPS for 13 years as an Agriculture Teacher.
Eastern View High School: Bonnie Estes has been with CCPS for 4 years as a Special Education Teacher/Designee.
Culpeper Middle School: Tim George has been with CCPS for 6 years as a Life Science Teacher.
Floyd T. Binns Middle School: Tina Haywood has been with CCPS for 13 years as a PE teacher.
TRIER Alternative Program: Elisha Gallow has been with CCPS for two years as a Social Studies Teacher.
A.G. Richardson Elementary School: Patrick Hallett has been with CCPS for five years as a 5th Grade Teacher.
Farmington Elementary School: Christin Smith has been with CCPS for 11 years as a Kindergarten Teacher.
Pearl Sample Elementary School: Tracy Huemoeller has been with CCPS for two years as a Data and Intervention Specialist.
Sycamore Park Elementary School: Megan Lucas has been with CCPS for six years. She has served as a Substitute Teacher, Para-educator, Data Specialist, and is currently a 3rd Grade Teacher.
Yowell Elementary School: David Brawn has been with CCPS for five years as a Music Teacher.
Classified Employee of the Year
While teachers are the mainstays of the classroom, other school staff play significant roles in the developing and nurturing of the county’s students. Honored as the 2017/18 Classified Employee of the Year is Robert Murphy. Serving at Culpeper Middle School, Murphy has been with CCPS for two years as a Security Officer. He has taken classes at George Mason University in Administration of Justice. He gives his time to caring for his elderly mother. His hobbies include boating, hunting, and being outside. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi and their two grown children – Caitlin and Lauren. Principal Timmons said, “Robert Murphy comes to work every day, with the mission of keeping all school members safe, impacting the learning environment in a positive manner. He has provided invaluable training for the staff, in preparation for crisis situations, strengthening response skills. He most enjoys helping students work through conflicts, by providing advice, counsel, and guided discussions. Throughout each and every day, he remains remarkably patient, always kind, and ever courteous, setting a terrific example for our students.”
Other nominees for classified employee of the year were:
Culpeper County High School: Allison Christian has been with CCPS for 9 years as a Library Clerk.
Eastern View High School: Nancy Knewstep has been with CCPS for three years as a Special Education Para-educator.
Floyd T. Binns Middle School: Daryl Potts, Jr. has been with CCPS for one year as a Security Officer.
TRIER Alternative Program: Suzanne Bennett has been with CCPS for 26 years as a Secretary.
A.G. Richardson Elementary School: Susan McGrath has been with CCPS for three years as a STRIDES Math Interventionist.
Emerald Hill Elementary School: Kendra Weast has been with CCPS for three years as a School Nurse.
Farmington Elementary School: Teresa Jones has been with CCPS for 15 years as a Secretary/Bookkeeper.
Pearl Sample Elementary School: Emily Carlton has been with CCPS for two years as a STRIDES Math Interventionist.
Sycamore Park Elementary School: Earl Dyer, III has been with CCPS for four years as a Special Education Para-educator.
Yowell Elementary School: Jacquelyn Thomas has been with CCPS for two years as a Para-educator.
Transportation: David McPeak has been with CCPS for 3.5 years as a Mechanic.
Maintenance: Bruce Norton has been with CCPS for 27 years as a Building Technician.
Special Education Office: Christy Edwards has been with CCPS for 13 years as a Secretary/Bookkeeper.
Eastern View High School students attend State FCCLA Conference
Students from Eastern View High School attended the 2017 Virginia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership and Recognition Conference, April 6-9 at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Delegates from across the state represented nearly 10,000 members of Virginia FCCLA.
Throughout the conference, school chapters of FCCLA were honored and recognized for their hard work. The Eastern View High School FCCLA Chapter was recognized for completing all seven National FCCLA Programs and received the Silver Outstanding Chapter Award. In addition, our chapter was awarded the Largest Chapter in Virginia trophy. This year’s conference featured skits, speakers, and workshops on topics centered around the theme “Unlimited Possibilities.” In addition to these activities, students participated in competitive events.
STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events give students the opportunity to create a project and present it to a panel of judges. There are 32 different events from which students can choose. Katelyn Myers, Maddie O’Reilly, and Kayla Sain competed in the National Programs in Action Senior Level. They received gold and 2nd place in their category qualifying them to compete at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference this July in Nashville, TN.
Each year during the conference, eight students are elected from Virginia to serve as a state officer for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Students who run for office must complete a knowledge test and give a speech in front of all those in attendance at the State Leadership and Recognition Conference. Each chapter has representatives who votes for the leaders they want to see in office. Once elected, the officers-elect immediately go into a private interview with a committee to determine which office they shall hold for the upcoming year.
Eastern View High School 11th grade student, Katelyn Myers, daughter of Melanie and Darrell Myers, was elected and inducted as the 2017-18 Virginia FCCLA Vice President of Public Relations. Throughout the year, Katelyn will attend the National Conference in July as a representative of Virginia, travel to various schools to lead workshops, attend meetings with the other state officers, and plan the 2018 Virginia FCCLA State Conference. She has taken on the great responsibility to be a leader among her peers, the community, and the state.
FCCLA is unique among student organizations because projects and events—such as the State Leadership Conference—are planned and run by its student members. This prime focus of Virginia FCCLA, youth-centered leadership, helps members develop those skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication—that are necessary in the workplace and in the home.