Henrico, Va. Jan. 17, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.
Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive cash grants to support professional development activities.
Nominations are invited from parents, students, educators and the community at large. Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world – all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students.
Nominations must be made online. A letter in support of the nomination must be written by another individual and submitted online with the nomination.
Who:The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school staff and administrators (except for the school principal), and the community at large.
When: Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
How: Nominations must be submitted through the Community Foundation’s website. For detailed instructions, eligibility criteria and a link to the nomination portal, please visit https://www.cfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/REB-Awards-for-Teaching-Excellence#123671-award-amount.
*A link to the Community Foundation’s nomination portal can be found at henricoschools.us, under Hot Topics. For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of professional learning and leadership, at 804-652-3769.
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Our very own Jason Vest was awarded the iNACOL Teacher of the Year Award, Tuesday at their national convention in Nashville, Tennessee!
“The iNACOL Teacher of the Year Award is given to a K-12 educator whose efforts as a personalized learning teacher exemplify to the highest degree their commitment to student success, knowledge and skill as a professional educator, and dedication to his or her students.”
Mr. Vest teaches his students entrepreneurial and design thinking skills in his classes, helping them to “think like an entrepreneur” while on their journey to become #Life Ready!
You can watch Mr. Vest receive his award and his acceptance speech here.
Want to help out at your child’s school? We would love for you to join our team! Fill out a Parent Volunteer Form and deliver it to Mrs. Lane in the Front Office!
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Henrico Schools is committed to ensuring all students are life ready. This commitment includes providing learners with access to authentic tools that support the development of knowledge, attributes and skills they will need to be #LifeReady. If you are seeking guidance as you help your child(ren) make informed choices, we encourage you to seek out the resources provided by Common Sense Media. Common Sense Media has ratings, reviews, advice, quick informational videos and a digital glossary, all designed to help families.
Find resources at commonsensemedia.org
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