Virginia

Gwen Hatchett

Position: First Grade Teacher

School: Stanleytown Elementary School

School District: Henry County Schools

City, State: Stanleytown, Virginia

About the Nominee: Gwen Hatchett was nominated by a colleague, Katrell Ramsey. Ms. Hatchett has been a teacher for over 30 years. She works very hard with her first graders to help them get where they need to be. She not only teaches academics, but daily life skills her students will need. Ms. Hatchett doesn't give up; no matter how tired she is, she shows up to work every day and does her best! She genuinely cares about her students and forms connections with them. She communicates well with parents and keeps them up to date. Ms. Hatchett is a great, hard working teacher and LifeChanger!

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Katrell Ramsey

Position: Third Grade Teacher

School: Stanleytown Elementary School

School District: Henry County Schools

City, State: Stanleytown, Virginia

About the Nominee: Katrell Ramsey was nominated by Cathy Thompson, a member of her community. When Mrs. Ramsey is out in the community, she displays love and compassion whenever she comes into contact with students, whether she's at a sporting event, at the local Walmart or at an eatery. She cares for all of her students, no matter what race or origin they are.

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Kevin Underwood

Position: Third Grade Teacher

School: Stanleytown Elementary School

School District: Henry County Schools

City, State: Stanleytown, Virginia

About the Nominee: Kevin Underwood was nominated by a colleague, Katrell Ramsey. Mr. Underwood is a dedicated teacher and coach. He is committed to his students and helps them in many ways. He uses differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. Mr. Underwood shares a connection with his students. As a result, they really enjoy his class. He also coaches track and cross country, and he shows a great commitment to his athletes. Mr. Underwood is a great teacher who works hard every day!

[nominee_videos nominee_email="kunderwood@henry.k12.va.us"]

Tiffany Creech

Position: Third Grade Teacher

School: Stanleytown Elementary School

School District: Henry County Schools

City, State: Stanleytown, Virginia

About the Nominee: Tiffany Creech was nominated by a colleague, Katrell Ramsey. Ms. Creech is a wonderful third grade teacher who works hard every day! She is a National Board Certified teacher who continues to participate in professional development each year. She is also a leader within her school. She uses differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. Additionally, she communicates well with parents to keep them up to date. Ms. Creech cares about her students and strives to help them be successful in everything they do. She openly shares ideas and lessons with her team members. She is a wonderful LifeChanger!

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Ashley Spinetto

Position: Animal Science Teacher

School: Chantilly High School

School District: Fairfax County Public Schools

City, State: Chantilly, Virginia

About the Nominee: Ashley Spinetto was nominated by a family member, Deborah Rood. Ms. Spinetto is a new teacher who has taken to teaching with an unwavering sense of passion and dedication. Her animal science class prepares many students to pursue their dreams of becoming veterinarians, technicians and courageous ambassadors for the voiceless.

Last year, one of Ms. Spinetto's students placed in a state competition in veterinary assisting. She worked hard to prepare and coach this student and others leading up to the competition. According to Deborah, hearing Ms. Spinetto talk about this student standing on the stage receiving their award was like hearing a mother talk proudly of their own child. Ms. Spinetto told Deborah that moment was the first time she knew she had made a true difference in the life of a child, and there has been no turning back.

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