Building the foundation for academics
Life has a funny way of directing you where you want to go, according to Anna Reilly. Reilly always wanted to teach since she was little, but she started out in another career before she switched to education.  Reilly worked as an office coordinator for a medical equipment company... Read more
Chesterfield County’s fleet of school buses is getting a jolt from one of the country’s largest electric utilities.  Dominion Energy is preparing to deliver two electric school buses to the county by the end of the year as part of the company’s Electric School Bus Program.  This the first... Read more
The 2020 legislative program reflects that Chesterfield County Public Schools is preparing students for successful futures and creating a better tomorrow. Their award-winning school division is preparing every student to be college and career ready.  As they implement their new strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, Team Chesterfield is on the... Read more
 The dean’s list for the fall semester at Bridgewater College has been announced by Leona A. Sevick, provost and vice president for academic affairs.  Students on the dean’s list have attained a 3.4 or better grade point average of a possible 4.0. Any student who earned all A’s for... Read more
Harlow builds relationships to overcome classroom obstacles
As a child, Lauren Harlow struggled in school with reading and writing, but it is now her favorite subject to teach.  The Hopkins Elementary teacher said some students come in not even knowing how to write their names, or what their names look like, but are reading books at... Read more
The Chesterfield County Public Schools board approved revised attendance zones for students at Ettrick, Gates and Matoaca elementaries last week. The changes will take effect in the fall of 2020 with the opening of a new Matoaca Elementary School. The “spot redistricting” will affect about 10 percent of the... Read more
Over the course of more than 150 years, Chesterfield County Public Schools has been served by outstanding people. Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, the  nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact students’ education in... Read more
After a few twists and turns, Sthreshley inspired to teach
Shawn Sthreshley is a Title I instructional coach at Hening Elementary, but the road he took to get there was anything but straightforward. When he was younger, Sthreshley wanted to be a preacher, and he gave sermons on the back porch. During high school, his dreams shifted to being... Read more
The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and the R.E.B. Foundation recently recognized six Chesterfield County teachers with R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence.  One of them, L.C. Bird High School teacher Elizabeth O’Shea, received a $9,000 development grant.  O’Shea plans to explore the historical World War II landscape of... Read more
Festa enjoys teaching the first grade
Kaitlyn Festa gets hugs almost every day from current and former students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary, which she called the “best feeling.”  Festa gets to see her students even after they move up to higher grades and said they return to give her hugs.  “My kids know that it’s... Read more