We are excited to announce the start of our annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity to recognize a colleague whose work you would like to celebrate. This recognition can be given to any employee who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Livestream
Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., as we celebrate outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Family members, friends, and members of the public are invited to tune in to watch the 2020-21 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony via livestream.
Each and every ACPS employee has made a positive difference in our schools and in our community this year, and WE NOTICED! In celebration of this heroic work, we would like to recognize every employee with a “Join Me in Being Noticed 2021” T-shirt. If you haven’t taken a moment to select your desired T-shirt size, please complete the We Notice 2021 T-shirt Form by this Friday, May 7, at 2 p.m.
The 2020 Golden Apple Awards, sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry, were presented through a virtual ceremony yesterday, May 21. The awards honored 44 teachers from public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City for excellence in teaching and active community involvement. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Steven Turner, MEd, a psychology teacher at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been named a winner of the 2018 APA TOPSS Charles T. Blair-Broeker Excellence in Teaching Award by the American Psychological Association’s Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools.
“Steve is unique because he can connect any psychological topic and relate it to a student with ease,” said Maria Vita, chair of APA’s TOPSS Committee. “He takes complex research and makes it applicable to students’ personal lives.” Keep reading »
Monica Cabarcas, co-librarian at Albemarle High School, recently served on a panel of educators presenting online tools for maker spaces, STEM lessons, and digital literacy during School Library Journal’s webcast, 60 Tools in 60 Minutes. Kudos to Monica! Learn more about this webcast »
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Albemarle Innovators is a publication that celebrates the work of teachers, students and staff in Albemarle County Public Schools. The first issue of 2016-17 highlights transportation analyst Renee DeVall and her team’s process of building and assigning bus routes; Agnor-Hurt’s multi-age team and its delivery of innovative instructional programs; and Albemarle High School’s Team 19 students, who are developing interdisciplinary experiences designed to increase student engagement. Open Issue 1 »
James Monroe’s Highland is now featuring a web exhibit, The Election of 1816, created in partnership with Monticello High School’s Monticello Scholars! Highland offers special thanks to John Baran, Social Studies Department Chair and Gifted Resource Teacher, and to his students: Jillian Hesler, Nathan Martin, Adam McGill, Audrey Parks, and Aidan Stoddart. Continue reading →
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, recently announced five recipients of the 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among the 2016 winners is Woodbrook Elementary’s Leslie Wills-Taylor.