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Reginald CrawfordHampton City Schools names Teacher of the Year

During a recent Hampton City School Board meeting, the Division named Reginald Crawford from Lindsay Middle School as the Teacher of the Year.

Crawford is from Latta, South Carolina and teaches eighth grade science.  He graduated from Hampton University in 2002.  Before coming to Hampton City Schools, he taught in North Carolina as well as the Eastern Shores of Virginia. From 2008-2012, he taught science at Syms Middle School.

He said, “ Something I do today will have a positive impact on the life of at least one child. We live in turbulent times and everyone is taking a stand one way or another on some issue. Some people talk about change, some individual’s get out there and march and protest. When people ask me ‘Mr. Crawford what will you do to help improve our community?’ I simply say, ‘I JUST TEACH.”’

During a banquet in April, the school division named Kaylee Correll from Langley Elementary School, Crawford, and Diamond Gee from Bethel High School as the teachers of the year for elementary, middle and high school respectively.

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.

Correll graduated from Ball State University in Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2010. She taught in Houston, Texas as a second grade teacher and later that year she taught a kindergarten/first grade combination in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2012, she started in HCS as a third grade teacher. She received her master’s in literacy from William and Mary in 2015. 

Gee started her teaching career in 2012 in Sangermena Academy in San German, Puerto Rico as a science teacher, teaching in English to native Spanish-speakers. In 2014, she moved to Virginia and started teaching at Hampton High School as a Spanish teacher. Later she transferred to Bethel High School, where she currently teaches Spanish.

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