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National School Library Program of the Year
The HCPS School Librarians are the recipients of the 2011 National School Library Program of the Year, awarded by the American Association of School Libraries.
We were honored with the NAco Award for our work with the “Spreading Goodwill to Support Literacy” program, our partnership with Goodwill Industries to build classroom libraries.
Regional Librarian of the Year
Congratulations to Shannon Hyman, librarian at D. A. Kaechele Elementary School, who was named the 2017 Virginia Association of School Librarians James Regional School Librarian of the Year.
HCPS Teachers of the Year
When you walk into the library, learning is transformed. In 2018, some of our librarians were honored for their passion and expertise as teachers for all the students they serve.
Karen Stein – Ratcliffe
Valerie Gross – Seven Pines
Kristen Cross – Crestview
National Board Certified Teachers
Each year, librarians accept the challenge to grow professionally by becoming National Board Certified Teachers. We are proud of all 11 librarians who have accomplished this prestigious certification, including this year’s newest NBCT, Hattie Smart – Deep Run.
Deanna Hamlin – Carver
- Makerspace @ Field Day of the Future
- Makerspace @ Art Content Staff Development at Virginia Historical Society
Jill Tinsley – Skipwith – Summer HCPS Technology Conference
Calypso Gilstrap – Tuckahoe MS
- Math Science Innovation Center “Hypothesis: My Students Can Create Research Projects That I Want to Grade!”
- VAASL James Region – “Creating a Culture of Technology Inclusion with a TEEN TECH TEAM!”
- EdTechRVA “Creating a Culture of Technology Inclusion with a TEEN TECH TEAM!”
Marsha Moseley – Trevvett – VAASL Annual Conference – “STEM in the Library”
Shannon Hyman – VAASL Annual Conference – “Building Capacity”
Calypso Gilstrap – Tuckahoe MS – School Library Connection, Dec. 2018: “Glad you GAME to the library today: Using games in the library to teach and assess 21st century skills.”
Brooke Davis – Godwin – School Library Connection, Sept. 2017: “Mindfulness in the Library.”
Deanna Hamlin – Carver – $1,500 for Mobile Maker Lab
Teresa Horgan – Elko – $9,133 for Makerspaces
Nancy Essid – Ridge – Eggs-traordinary Event
Janet Driver – Montrose – $2,500 – Mustang Makerspace
Rebecca Zuckerman – Fair Oaks – Cardinal Carts
Mary Beth Joyner – Quioccasin – “All Aboard the QMS STEAM Stations” Michelle Grubbs-Short Pump Middle-“Transforming Learning Through Innovation and Imagination” MakerSpace Materials
Calypso Gilstrap-Tuckahoe Middle School-Talk of Tuckahoe Communications Design initiative driven by students as they innovate and interact with multimedia- ($6150 for ipads and Macbook)
Chad Kroll & Lisa Banton – Brookland – Easybib America’s Favorite Libraries
Margaret Marquis – Tuckahoe MS – Publix Reading Grant
Brooke Adams – Pinchbeck – PTA Graphic Novel Grant
Deanna Hamlin – Carver – PTA $2,500 Makerspace & art collaboration
Staci Smith – Glen Lea – Laura Bush Foundation $7,000 reading
Janet Drive – Montrose – Sandston Rotary Club
Kendall Dunaway & Liz Turner – Moody – Lowes Toolbox for Education for collaborative space
Amy Young – Arthur Ashe – Melania Trump National Read a Book Day books
Amy Young – Arthur Ashe – 12 Donor’s Choice Awards
Janet Deyo – Baker – Lego Station
Liz Turner & Kendall Dunaway – Moody – 4 Donor’s Choice Awards
HCPS School Librarians of the Year
Deanna Hamlin, Carver Elementary
Katie Kier, Wilder Middle
We are so proud to announce the winners of our very first district award, created to recognize the full body of work of each librarian, not just their accomplishments for that year. Nominated and selected by their peers, and supported by their colleagues and administrators, these librarians are amazing models of collaboration and innovation who transform learning and grow lifelong readers!
Our Library Assistants
Our library assistants are the key to our success! Whether it’s checking out books, helping our learners find exactly what they need, processing orders, shelving, or triaging damaged books in the book hospital, our assistants support all we do and make everyone feel welcome.