School board candidates profiled for Nov. 5 election
DALE DISTRICT Debbie Graves Bailey (R) Age: 57 Occupation: retired teacher Status: married Children: Sarah, 29, Jake, 24 Why I am running: I have dedicated my entire professional life to the education of youth in Chesterfield County. Even though I retired from the classroom in June, my commitment to... Read more
Carver High gets historical marker
Joyce Brown, daughter of William A. Brown, the one and only principal at Carver High School, speaks at an unveiling of a historical marker outside Carver College and Career Academy on Friday, Sept. 20. Carver High school opened in 1948 for Chesterfield County’s black students and closed in 1970... Read more
Daniels loves teaching math
Carver Middle School’s Teacher of the Year loves numbers, which is fitting, as she teaches seventh-grade math. LaToya Daniels originally majored in accounting, but she decided to follow her heart to work with kids. Daniels has been teaching for 16 years and has been at Carver for four. Her... Read more
Coyner blames former sup’t for school district’s problems
Chesterfield’s former school superintendent was faulted last week by a school board member for the district’s maintenance and transportation woes. At the school district’s Sept. 10 meeting, Bermuda District representative Carrie Coyner laid blame at the feet of former superintendent James F. Lane, who led Chesterfield schools from July... Read more
Chesterfield County recently received $473,600 for its year-round programs at Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary schools. The grants were part of more than $7.7 million that the state awarded for year-round and extended-year instructional programs in 57 schools. Instead of the longer summer break, students at these schools have... Read more
‘Coffey time’ is music time
Earlier this year, Lisa Coffey was named C.C. Wells Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year, but she is no stranger to the award, as this is her third time being honored. She has won twice at Wells and once at Matoaca Elementary. Coffey grew up in Chesterfield County and... Read more
Back to school
Dale District school board member John Erbach visits with students at O.B. Gates Elementary during their first day of school, Sept. 3. (Danielle Ozbat photo) Read more
Job seekers and those who would like to explore future career options are invited to stop by John Tyler Community College for two part-time Job and Internship Fairs. At these events, area employers will be on hand to discuss current part-time job and internship opportunities available in Central Virginia.... Read more
Canipe named a Geography Teacher Fellow
The American Geographical Society recently named Chester resident Anne Canipe as a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Canipe, who teaches Advanced Placement Human Geography at Cosby High School, is one of 50 teachers selected to participate in this fourth year of the initiative. The program is a year-long professional... Read more
By a vote of 3-2 with Chris Winslow and James Holland dissenting, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved a right-of-way designation related to construction of a new Ettrick Elementary School. The .13 acre of land in question is south of Chesterfield Avenue and west of Paine Street. Three people... Read more