ACPS Celebrates Teachers & Classified Employees of the Year

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Last evening’s school board meeting included a ceremony to recognize 53 outstanding educators and classified staff members for their service to our school division. From this select group, Jessica Eisenhauer, a Monticello High School math teacher, was celebrated as Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2022-23 Teacher of the Year, and Pecolia Conner, a teaching assistant and EDEP site facilitator for Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, was selected as the division’s 2022-23 Classified Employee of the Year. Congratulations to all, and best wishes to Jessica as she moves forward as the school division’s nominee for Virginia Teacher of the Year!

Each school and department in the division was invited to nominate a teacher and classified employee for recognition. To read more about Jessica and Pecolia, and to see the full list of nominees, please view our April 14 news release.

We Notice 2023: Nominate a Colleague by March 31!

We Notice 2023

We are excited to announce the start of our annual We Notice recognition program! We Notice provides an opportunity for you to recognize a colleague whose work you would like to celebrate. This recognition can be given to any ACPS employee, such as teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, Building Services team members, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers.

Nominations will be accepted from students, employees, and community members through Friday, March 31:

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We Notice 2021-22: Nominate a Colleague by March 27!

We Notice

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. 

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, March 27, from students, employees, and community members. Click here to nominate a staff member »

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Join Us for the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony on June 23!

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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.

For details, please visit the Golden Apple Awards web page.

We Notice 2021: Select Your T-Shirt Size by May 7

Join Me in Being Noticed 2021

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.

2020 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony

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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!

AHS Teacher Steve Turner Earns APA Award for Excellence

FireworksSteven 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 »

Congrats, Steve! Way to go!

AHS Librarian Featured in School Library Journal Webcast

60 Tools in 60 MinutesMonica 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 »

Anyone wishing to view the archived webcast must register. If you have registered previously, simply click the “Already Registered?” link and sign in.

Albemarle Innovators: Volume 2, Issue 1

Albemarle InnovatorsAlbemarle 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 »

If you know someone in your school or department who deserves recognition for their innovative work with students, nominate your colleague for recognition in Albemarle Innovators. View the archive »