image with headshots of R.E.B. Award finalists

Congratulations to our outstanding teachers who are among this year’s finalists for the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence:

  • Mary Elise Chonko of CTC@Hull
  • Kristen Hepburn of Greenfield Elementary
  • Lily Hungarland of Carver Middle
  • Kellilyn Jones of Clover Hill High
  • Sherry Nyquist of Wells Elementary
  • Danielle Rioux of Reams Road Elementary
  • Peter Schumacher of James River High
  • Kristin Thrower of Meadowbrook High
  • Ramon Zabala of Matoaca High

These nine educators from Chesterfield County Public Schools and 22 educators from three other central Virginia school systems demonstrate a sincere passion for teaching while also serving as mentors, coaches and champions for their students. Selected from nominations submitted by students, parents and colleagues, this year’s finalists are in the running to receive cash grants to continue their own love of learning as they pursue adventures of a lifetime. Winners of the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence will be announced soon.