Layman enjoys making math fun at Carver Middle
Victoria Layman is a third generation teacher who says she has the genetics for teaching. Layman, a sixth-grade math teacher at Carver Middle School for eight years, said she went into education because she is a “natural-born helper with the ability to build relationships with kids.” Layman started her... Read more
Kind and caring. Inclusive of all peers. Wants to help others every day. Focused on moving forward and succeeding after overcoming past challenges. An all-around great person. These are the some comments provided to describe Chesterfield County Public Schools’ 2019 Students of the Year, who were recognized April 25... Read more
Chamberlain graduates from VMI
Chester resident Jonathan Terkelsen Chamberlain graduated from the Virginia Military Institute May 16 with a degree in mechanical engineering and a GPA of 3.5. He is a 2015 L.C. Bird High graduate and the son of Brian and Wandi Chamberlain and Karen DiSavino. Read more
Matoaca’s Mahan gets top honor
A Matoaca High School sports medicine and health and physical education teacher was recently named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ High School Teacher of the Year. Kelly Mahan, 39, was chosen from among 14 teachers who won the top teacher awards at their Chesterfield high schools. School district officials presented... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools’ teachers of the year from the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. Elementary schools •Bellwood Elementary: Amanda McCullough •Bensley Elementary: Kelly McDougald •Beulah Elementary: Lauren Pilgrim •Marguerite Christian Elementary: Sarah Robenson •Curtis Elementary: Kimberly Burnett •Ecoff Elementary: Lauren Watts •Enon Elementary: Debra Lewis •Ettrick... Read more
Off to Germany
Matoaca High School student Ian Thornbrugh, a rising senior, has received the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. The scholarship, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag (Parliament), awards 250 American high school students. Thornbrugh will spend the school year in Germany living with a... Read more
Little Library
First-grade teacher Jennifer Ferguson is about to cut the ribbon April 25 at a ceremony for a Little Library at C.C. Wells Elementary School. As part of a Project Based Learning project, first-graders were challenged with a questions such as, “How can we build and collect books for a... Read more
Education assn. calls Mayday after two teachers assaulted
A teacher from Thomas Dale High School was assaulted while in the classroom on Wednesday, April 22, and the injuries sent the teacher to the hospital, police said. As a result, the Chesterfield Educational Association sounded a Mayday. “It was reported that a 15-year-old male student threw his backpack... Read more
Longtime music teacher reflects on career
On June 14, Curtis Elementary will be saying goodbye to its music teacher. Randy McConnell has taught at the elementary school for 25 years. All told, McConnell has been teaching for 39 years, including time in Tennessee, North Carolina and Lunenberg County, Va. He said he is retiring because... Read more
American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more