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Hampton City Schools selects teacher of the year finalists

Hampton City Schools named Danielle Smith from Bryan Elementary School, Kyle Hetrick from Andrews PreK-8 School, and Regina Proctor from Bethel High School as the teachers of the year for elementary, middle and high school respectively. The announcement was made during a banquet held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The division-wide winner will be revealed during the Hampton School Board meeting on May 4.

Candidates for Teacher of the Year are considered based on the following criteria: concern for each student; ability to inspire learning in all students of all backgrounds and abilities; ability and willingness to devote time and energy to activities that result in improved instruction for children; ability to work effectively with the community; desire to keep abreast of current educational theories and practices; ability and willingness to make contributions to the field of education; ability to create and implement innovative educational practices; and respected and admired by students, parents and colleagues.

Building winners include:

Aberdeen Elementary – Malinda Harris
Armstrong School for the Arts – Alicia Reeves
Asbury Elementary – Elaine Cosme
Barron Fundamental Elementary – Melissa Twisdale
Bassette Elementary – Monica Dancy-Hayes
Booker Elementary – Carmalita Tyler
Bridgeport Academy- Odelia Banks
Burbank Elementary – Kathryn Pepe
Cary Elementary – Sharnell Simpson
Cooper Magnet School for Technology- Manda Turgeon
Department of Academic Advancement and Enrichment (DAAE) – Jessica McDonough
Davis Middle School – Bradley Holmes
Eaton Fundamental Middle School – Lisa Farrell
Forrest Elementary – Veronica Parker
Hampton High School – Christopher Fredericks
Jones Magnet Middle School – Amy Fatek
Kraft Elementary – Tanjya Kieffer
Kecoughtan High School – Kelly Carpenter
Langley Elementary – Kathryn Kilgore
Lindsay Middle School – Sonya Gordon
Machen Elementary – Joanna Dumesnil
Moton Early Childhood Center – Sondra Rowe
Phenix Pre-K-8 School – Chanda Mason
Phillips Elementary – Erica Butler
Phoebus High School – Helena Wullert
Smith Elementary – Hamiltyne Holmes Coates
Spratley Gifted Center – Alice Adams
Syms Middle School – Michelle Beck
Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School – Robyn Czupka
Tyler Elementary – Khrista Brownlee

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