Student & Staff Recognitions

Seniors of the Month

Each high school selects a student each month who has excelled in academics, athletics, community service, school citizenship, or any area they feel deserves recognition. The student and family members are invited to attend the monthly school board meeting, where they are recognized for the achievement.

Bruton High School Senior of the Month   Grafton High School Senior of the Month   Tabb High School Senior of the Month   York High School Senior of the Month   York River Academy Senior of the Month
William Corbin III
Bruton High School
  Siwen Liao
Grafton High School
  Katelyn Wiltz
Tabb High School
  Chelsea Spivey
York High School
  Leia Quinn Ahmad
York River Academy

Teacher of the Year

The YCSD Teacher of the Year Program recognizes outstanding teachers who have displayed extraordinary teaching, creativity, and excellence at their school and in their community.

2023 Level Winners

Craig Reynolds   Nanci Diggs   Diandra Thompson
Craig Reynolds
Magruder Elementary School
Elementary School Teacher of the Year & YCSD Teacher of the Year
  Nanci Diggs
Tabb Middle School
Middle School Teacher of the Year
  Diandra Thompson
York High School
High School Teacher of the Year

2023 School-based Teachers of the Year

The following teachers have been selected as their school's Teacher of the Year

Elementary Schools   Middle Schools
Lindsey Woodruff Bethel Manor Elementary School   Andrea Lee Grafton Middle School
Alexia Perkins Coventry Elementary School   Tracy Moler Queens Lake Middle School
Kristen Woodard Dare Elementary School   Nanci Diggs Tabb Middle School
Audrey Joyner Grafton Bethel Elementary School   Sherri Mair Yorktown Middle School
Craig Reynolds Magruder Elementary School      
Meagan Emmerson Mt. Vernon Elementary School   High Schools
Ryan Mattson Seaford Elementary School   Ingrid McGuckin Bruton High School
Amelia Soriano Tabb Elementary School   Gerris Greene Grafton High School
Susan Spratt Waller Mill Elementary School   Christina Majka Tabb High School
Jennifer Dawson Yorktown Elementary School   Diandra Thompson York High School
      Erik Tremblay York River Academy

2023 Para-Educators of the Year

From helping prepare materials, to monitoring students, to providing one-on-one support, para-educators play an important role in our student's learning and development. The Para-Educator of the Year award recognizes staff members who have displayed extraordinary service, creativity, and excellence in supporting student achievement as an active and contributing member of the instructional team.

Name School  

John Smith

John Smith
Mt. Vernon Elementary School
Division Level Para-Educator of the Year

Katherine Parente Bethel Manor Elementary School  
Shana Steiner Coventry Elementary School  
Kimberley Compton Dare Elementary School  
Hoa Phan Grafton Bethel Elementary School  
Mary Monk Magruder Elementary School  
John Smith Mt. Vernon Elementary School  
Jody Jamerson Seaford Elementary School  
Cynthia Cherry Tabb Elementary School  
Wanda Collins Waller Mill Elementary School  
Lisa Catlett Yorktown Elementary School  
Pauline Kozarski Grafton Middle School  
Amber Renshaw Queens Lake Middle School  
Lori Meredith Tabb Middle School  
Leigh Smith Yorktown Middle School  
Debra Gibbons Grafton High School  
Margery Johnson Tabb High School  
Laurie Pereira York High School  

2023 Support Staff of the Year

Support staff employees include full- and part-time office, food services, and health services staff, as well as employees in various departments across the division. They play a critical role assisting teachers and administrators in providing services to the instructional program and facilities. The Support Staff of the Year award recognizes employees who have performed their duties in such an outstanding manner that they significantly contributed to the division mission and goals.

Name School  

Deanna Johnson

Deanna Johnson
Grafton High School
Division-Level Support Staff of the Year

Rebecca Lugo Bethel Manor Elementary School  
Myra Yelton Coventry Elementary School  
Kathy Hargis Dare Elementary School  
Nanette Stewart Grafton Bethel Elementary School  
Susan Milligan Magruder Elementary School  
Loretta Hunter Mt. Vernon Elementary School  
Valerie Fields Seaford Elementary School  
Jessica Ruggles Tabb Elementary School  
Jennifer Auth Waller Mill Elementary School  
Nancy Walker Yorktown Elementary School  
Khristi Gurganus Grafton Middle School  
Laura Biondi Queens Lake Middle School  
Anita Boseman Tabb Middle School  
Angela Pitts Yorktown Middle School  
Eyleen Rivera Bruton High School  
Deanna Johnson Grafton High School  
Jane Johnson Tabb High School  
Eugenia Ragsdale York High School  
Katherine McKay York River Academy  

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