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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.

NAco Award

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.

Conference Presentations

Deanna Hamlin – Carver

  1. Makerspace @ Field Day of the Future
  2. Makerspace @ Art Content Staff Development at Virginia Historical Society

Jill Tinsley – Skipwith – Summer HCPS Technology Conference

Calypso Gilstrap – Tuckahoe MS

  1. Math Science Innovation Center “Hypothesis: My Students Can Create Research Projects That I Want to Grade!”
  2. VAASL James Region – “Creating a Culture of Technology Inclusion with a TEEN TECH TEAM!”
  3. 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”

Henrico 21

As instructional partners, our librarians have been recognized at the Henrico 21 Awards night which honors innovation in teachers and students. Janet Deyo – Baker Kim Slayton – Varina ES  Valerie Gross – Seven Pines Jill Tinsley – Skipwith Calypso Gilstrap – Tuckahoe MS  Nancy Hally – Longdale  Kristen Cross – Crestview  Rebecca Zuckerman – Fair Oaks


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.”


HEF Grants
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

More Grants!

Outside Grants
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

Donor’s Choose
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! 

Mr. Armbruster, Deanna Hamlin and Mrs. Hyman
Dr. Champ, Katie Kier and Mrs. Hyman

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.


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Hilary Ramp

Adams ES

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Amy Young

Arthur Ashe ES

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Mary Yerby

Baker ES

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Deanna Hamlin

Carver ES

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Mary Sam Abernathy

Chamberlayne ES

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Rachel LeClair

Colonial Trail ES

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Kristen Cross

Crestview ES

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Jennifer Karluk

Dumbarton ES

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Jami Engel

Donahoe ES

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Kathy Vick

Echo Lake ES

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Rebecca Shannon

Fair Oaks ES

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Mary Hedrick

Gayton ES

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Theresa Harris

Glen Allen ES

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Staci Smith

Glen Lea ES

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Amy Coward

Greenwood ES

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Terry Hill

Harvie ES

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Lisa Banton

Achievable Dream Academy at
Highland Springs ES

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Debbie Teague

Holladay ES

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Lisa Scott

Johnson ES

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Christina Sulzer

Kaechele ES

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Kelly Cragle

Laburnum ES

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Tonya Moore

Lakeside ES

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Blair Hart

Longan ES

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Nancy Hally

Longdale ES

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Mary Beth Utley

Maybeury ES

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Deanna Pollard

Mehfoud ES

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Janet Driver

Montrose ES

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Sara Young

Nuckols Farm ES

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Valerie Bennett

Pemberton ES

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Brooke Adams

Pinchbeck ES

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Karen Stein

Ratcliffe ES

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Nancy Essid

Ridge ES

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Kathleen Roberts

River's Edge ES

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Margo Williams

Sandston ES

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Valerie Gross

Seven Pines ES

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Lisa Blouch

Shady Grove ES

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Lindsay Kingoff

Short Pump ES

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Jill Tinsley

Skipwith ES

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Carol Walker, Board Substitute

Springfield Park ES

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Nancy Lohr

Three Chopt ES

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Dominique Cline

Trevvett ES

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Ellyn Brancato

Twin Hickory ES

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Kim Slayton

Varina ES


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Letitia Coffin

Brookland MS

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Chad Kroll

Brookland MS

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Sue Harner

Fairfield MS

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Lollie George

Holman MS

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Megan Walker

Pocahontas MS

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Maria Wright

Hungary Creek MS

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Janis Jones

Quioccasin MS

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Angie Smith

Quioccasin MS

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Liz Turner

Moody MS

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Diane Chess

Rolfe MS

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Katie Kier

Wilder MS

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Michelle Grubbs

Short Pump MS

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Calypso Gilstrap

Tuckahoe MS

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Margaret Marquis

Tuckahoe MS


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Lorie Lopez

Deep Run HS

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Hattie Smart

Deep Run HS

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Laurie Kaplan

Freeman HS

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Rosemary Wheeler

Freeman HS

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Rebecca Hardin

Glen Allen HS

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W. Scott Mewborn

Glen Allen HS

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Brooke Davis

Godwin HS

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Alice Anne Ellis

Henrico HS

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Adrienne Coffey

Highland Springs HS

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Carol Glatt

Varina HS

Kim Sarfo-Kantanka

Highland Springs HS

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Candace Spencer

Varina HS

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Frances McMillan

Hermitage HS

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Sarah Honaker

The Academy at Virginia Randolph

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Alison Timm

Hermitage HS

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Kim Morrison

Tucker HS

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Jan Budryk

The Advanced Career Education Centers: Hermitage HS & Highland Springs HS


Shannon Hyman

Shannon Hyman

Educational Specialist, Library Services
Program/Instructional support & technical services administration

HCPS Library Services LOGO

Amanda Allgood

Head Cataloger, Library Services Original & Copy Cataloging, Catalog Support, Inventories, Book Review Center

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Mary Beth Joyner

Systems Specialist, Library Services
Library automation, policies and procedures, databases,
and SIRSI Help Desk.

HCPS Library Services LOGO

Sarah Drye

Library Assistant/Cataloging,
Library Services
Copy cataloging

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Mona Staudenmayer

Account Clerk, Library Services
Financial duties and supply orders

HCPS Library Services LOGO

Felicia Vann

Library Assistant/Acquisitions,
Library Services
ACE at Hermitage & HSHS Materials orders for Lo-Z & ACE at Hermitage & HS, media booking for schools Lo-Z & ACE at Hermitage & HSHS

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Quita Joly

Secretary, Library Services
Secretarial duties, advisory, and information

HCPS Library Services LOGO

Richard Thompson

Library Assistant/Acquisitions,
Library Services
Materials orders for A-La schools, media booking for schools A-La, Book Review

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