The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized five Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers with 2017 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony Monday night. Seven other Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as finalists for the award.
Together, these 12 Chesterfield County teachers will receive approximately $38,650 in professional development grants. The educators were part of more than 30 outstanding public school teachers from across the region selected as honorees.
“Professional development is an important component to having high-quality teachers in our classrooms, and it’s great to see these outstanding teachers rewarded with opportunities that are innovative and engaging,” School Board Chair Dr. Javaid Siddiqi said. “These teachers are among the best in their field and demonstrate a passion for teaching that will only be enhanced by the experiences gained from these grants.”
The awards program, which is a partnership between The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia and the R.E.B. Foundation, recognizes excellence in public education by awarding cash grants to outstanding public school teachers from the city of Richmond, the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover, and the Department of Correctional Education. Since its inception in 1988, the program has awarded $3.5 million to 774 public school instructors as recognition for their outstanding classroom performance. In total, 16 R.E.B. award winners and 14 finalists will receive cash grants totaling $180,800.
“Our 12 teachers were selected from 112 regional nominations submitted by students, parents and colleagues, and represented the largest number of winners from any school division in the region,” Superintendent Dr. James Lane said. “We know that these grants will continue to foster growth within our amazing teachers and enrich the learning experience for our students.”
These Chesterfield County teachers were 2017 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence Award winners: