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Spotsylvania County recognizes its top teachers for the year
School Board Chairman Gil Seaux (left) and Superintendent Jerry Hill congratulate Virginia High School Counselor of the Year Emily Hall, from Courtland High.
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The Spotsylvania County school division recently recognized its outstanding teachers for this school year and announced statewide awards for two counselors.
Courtland High School Guidance Director Emily Hall was named the Virginia High School Counselor of the Year by the Virginia School Counselor Association.
The same organization awarded Judy Ladd, the division's supervisor of guidance services, its Spirit Award in recognition of contributions to guidance services.
The school division recognized Robyn Townley of Lee Hill Elementary as its elementary-level Mentor Teacher of the Year and Fernanda Kain of Massaponax High School as it secondary-level Mentor Teacher of the Year.
The school division's New Teachers of the Year are: Kerri Gittings, Lee Hill Elementary; Misha Sanborn, Battlefield Middle; and Kristina Ashwell, Riverbend High School.
Below is a list of this year's Teachers of the Year.
Sonya Johnson, Battlefield Elementary
Christina Selfe, Berkeley Elementary
Jennifer Glasgow, Brock Road Elementary
Amanda H. Leahy, Cedar Forest Elementary
Mederise Burke, Chancellor Elementary
Antoinette Hamblett, Courthouse Road Elementary
Donna Cannavo, Courtland Elementary
Kathy Arnold, Harrison Road Elementary
Francie Graese, Lee Hill Elementary
Elizabeth K. Berry, Livingston Elementary
Wendy Fletcher, Parkside Elementary
Maria Mead, Riverview Elementary
Carla Hord, Robert E. Lee Elementary
Melanie Russ, Salem Elementary
Margaret Jones, Smith Station Elementary
Marsha Wilkins, Spotswood Elementary
Annette L. Martell, Wilderness Elementary
George C. Hummer, Battlefield Middle
Janet Ridley, Chancellor Middle
Martha Coleman, Freedom Middle
Kristen Weidle, Ni River Middle
Nicole M. Arrington, Post Oak Middle
Stephanie L. Pritchett, Spotsylvania Middle
Stan Wilson, Thornburg Middle
Mary Lysher, Chancellor High School
Heather Vickers, Courtland High School
Kimberly Kemp, Massaponax High School
Katherine Letellier, Riverbend High School
Stephenie L. Fellinger, Spotsylvania High School
Misty Kelley, John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center
Timothy A. McLeod, Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center
New Teachers of the Year
Kerri Gittings, Lee Hill Elementary School
Misha Sanborn, Battlefield Middle School
Kristina Ashwell, River-bend High School