I'm dedicating my entire RPS Direct this evening to a recap of last night's 2nd Annual RPS Shines event. We celebrated over 100 teachers, support staff, and administrators – and we did it in style!
Before getting to the awards, I need to thank our sponsors – the RPS Education Foundation, EdConnective, and Dominion Energy. I also need shine a huge spotlight on our lead planners, Mildred DeLoatch and Matthew Stanley, as well as the rest of the planning committee: Christie-Jo Adams, Adrienne Kern, Tamika Massie, Stefanie Ramsey, Rodney Robinson, Wanda Robinson, and Deidra Starkes!
Teachers of the Year – To kick things off, we honored the 2023 Teachers of the Year from every school, our four 2023 Division Teacher of the Year finalists – Shari Hobson from Ginter Park ES, Robert Winslow from William Fox ES, Bernita Williams from Richmond Community HS, and Tiana Addai-Mensah from Mary Scott Preschool – and our 2023 Division Teacher of the Year, Christal Corey from Franklin Military Academy. It was such a joy to celebrate them and to showcase their impact with this video tribute. Big shout-out to our videographer, Chip Jackson, for all the videos you'll see linked!