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Hampton City Schools names 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year

Hampton City Schools held their Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to honor their 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year.  At this ceremony an Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Middle School Teacher of the Year, and High School Teacher of the Year were selected from this pool.  Congratulations to Michelle Bowers, a kindergarten teacher at Armstrong School for the Arts, for being named the 2018-2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year; Brittany Richards, a sixth grade science teacher at Davis Middle School, for being named the 2018-2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year; and Holly Saunders, an informational literacy/teacher librarian at Bethel High School, for being named the 2018-2019 High School Teacher of the Year. One of these three teachers will be named the Hampton City Schools Citywide Teacher of the Year at the School Board meeting on May 2. This teacher will then compete for statewide honors.

Hampton City Schools is proud of their 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year!  These individuals demonstrate excellence through their professionalism and commitment to the students of Hampton City Schools.  Their creative and innovative instruction positively affects our classrooms, schools, and communities.  Hampton City Schools is fortunate to have such outstanding teachers guiding our students toward a future where they can become lifelong learners and achieve their dreams. For a full list of the individual schools 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year, see below:

School - Teacher - Subject/Position

Aberdeen-Heather L. A. Roberts-Reading
Andrews-Louis E. Brown-4th Grade
Armstrong-Michelle C. Bowers-Kindergarten
Asbury-Melissa J. Wilson-5th Grade
Barron-Mary M. Hammell-2nd Grade
Bassette-Stephanie D. Lewis-Counselor
Bethel-Holly L. Saunders-Librarian
Booker-Nichole A. Adams-4th Grade
Bridgeport-Sherita L. Thompson-Special Education
Bryan-Natalie J. Wells-4th Grade
Burbank-Jodi B. Funkhouser-3rd Grade
Cary-Melissa L. Dickerson-2nd Grade
Cooper-Melinda L. Barone-Librarian
DAAE-David A. Rhodes-Gifted Resources
Davis-Brittany A. Richards-Science
Eaton-Brittany L. Foster-Language Arts
Forrest-Sara  Meier-2nd Grade
Hampton-Alicia J. Dudley-Special Education
Jones-Susan P. Booth-Science
Kecoughtan-Irvin E. Hall-Academic Elective
Kraft-Jerri L. Wilson-5th Grade
Langley-Alison C. Wescott-4th Grade
Lindsay-Janice H. Way-Math
Machen-Nan H. Williams-Kindergarten
Moton-Susan K. Carraway-Preschool
Phenix-Catherine W. Holbrooks-3rd Grade
Phillips-Rasan M. Holmes-Music
Phoebus-Fredrika L. Conyers-Brinkley-Academic Elective
Smith-Catherine J. Strand-2nd Grade
Spratley-Michael P. Halabuk-Gifted Spanish
Syms-Beverly J. Foster-Language Arts
Tucker-Capps-Adriane R. Henry-3rd Grade
Tyler-Leenette N. Foster-Literacy Support Specialist

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA  23669 or (757) 727-2300.  



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Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
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HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
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