Presented by The Washington Post, the Agnes Meyer Award also serves as the Teacher of the Year Award for Loudoun County. Allison Alison of Stone Bridge High School is the 2014 honoree. Principal of the Year, Andrew Davis of Rolling Ridge Elementary, also was honored at this event.
Each teacher received a $250 grant from the LEF as part of this recognition.
Honored teachers included:
- Allison Alison, Stone Bridge High School
- Brooke Ackerman, Farmwell Station Middle School
- Kimberly Anselene, Dominion High School
- Barry Blair, Tuscarora High School
- Wendy Breeden, Buffalo Trail Elementary
- Michael Burnett, Tuscarora High School
- Beth Carter, Seneca Ridge Middle School
- Jason Comins, Belmont Station Elementary School
- Dr. Shavone Ferguson, Discovery Elementary
- Jennifer Fortune, Lucketts Elementary
- Stefanie Gerhand, Countryside Elementary
- Chrissy Jacobs, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School
- Nancy Little, Lucketts Elementary
- Susan McGilvary, Harmony Middle School
- Larry Messner, Arcola Elementary School
- Scott Mitchell, Eagle Ridge Middle School
- Randy Morgan, Hillsboro Elementary
- Debbie Mueller, Blue Ridge Middle School
- Patricia Nohe, J. Lupton Simpson Middle School
- Emily Parker, Liberty Elementary
- Rhonda Parvin, Leesburg Elementary
- Anna Purdy, Guilford Elementary
- Claudio Sarmento, Briar Woods High School
- Tim Sparbanie, Meadowland Elementary
- Patricia Spaulding, Steuart Weller Elementary
- Linda Thompson, Potowmack Elementary
“As a fellow educator, what you do amazes me,” said Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick III, in addressing the honorees.
“It is inspiring to be with you. And I’m sure it’s inspiring to be around you in your schools. You light up the lives, not only of children, but of those with whom you teach… You can’t be paid what you’re worth, because what you’re worth is the lives of the children whom you teach. That will come back to you in dividends throughout their lifetime.”
Sponsors for the event included ($3,000) Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation, Belfort Furniture, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Integrus Holdings, Inc., Orbital Sciences Corp., ($1,000-$2,999) Wade and Natasha Tetsuka, ($500 or less) Digitek, Unanet and Bernard and Daphne Mustafa.
School Board members Tom Reed (At-Large) and Jeff Morse (Dulles District) attended the banquet.