Celebrating two statewide awards

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Librarian of the Year

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Photo shows Virginia’s Librarian of the Year Jeanie Graham (left) being congratulated by Lori Donovan, instructional specialist for library services for Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Jeanie Graham, librarian at Bon Air Elementary who has worked in Chesterfield County
Public Schools for 21 years, was named Virginia’s Librarian of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Librarians during the group’s fall conference. The award celebrates her professional leadership and service and making an outstanding and sustained contribution to improve education.

Elementary Art Teacher of the Year

ElementaryArtTeacheroftheYearPhoto shows Jimi Herd, who was recently named Virginia’s Elementary Art Teacher of the Year.

Jimi Herd, art teacher at Swift Creek Elementary, was named Virginia’s Elementary Art Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Art Education Association during the group’s fall conference. This award recognizes his hard work in art education through professional development, leadership, research and service to the art education community. Herd has been an art teacher in Chesterfield County Public Schools for six years.