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2023 Division Teacher of the Year

Christal Corey

Franklin Military

A fourth-generation teacher, Christal began her RPS career in 2014 at Boushall MS. She's taught general science, life science, physical science, computer science, and civics. Part of Christal's mission as a teacher is to inspire other young Black women to become scientists and science educators. She also believes in developing multi-generational relationships of trust with her students and their families. To do so, she attends basketball games and cheer competitions, tutors former students, looks over IEPs for parents, and so much more. Thank you, Christal, for making Richmond Public Schools your home, and for sharing your abundant talents with the Cadets at Franklin. You're an inspiration to us all!

The 2023 Rodney A. Robinson Equity in Education Award

Kayla Wernert

Teacher, Frances W. McClenney Elementary School

The 2023 Principal of the Year Award

Shayla Holeman 

Principal, Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

The 2023 Lucille M. Brown Impact Award

Tyrail "Ty" White

Coach & Teacher, John Marshall High School

The 2023 Support Staff of the Year Award

Carmen "Ms. Nellie" Alayon

Administrative Office Assistant, Cardinal Elementary School

Past Winners


Rodney Robinson Equity Award: Judy Deichman

Lucille Brown Impact Award: Angela Jones

Support Staff Award: Tyrell Williamson

Principal of the Year: Latonya Waller