Employee of the Month


King William County Schools

T. Marek K. Newbill

King William High School
Tracey Marek & Kami Newbill

Just in the last week alone our school counselors have been responsible for SOL testing, expedited retakes, scheduling, planning the awards assembly, keeping seniors on track for graduation, and that was just in one week.  What our school counselors do here at KWHS is simply amazing.  They are a great team and go above and beyond in everything they do.  Our students, staff, parents, and community are fortunate to have this dynamic duo of school counselors on our team.  It is for these reasons and many more that Kami Newbill and Tracey Marek are our Employees’ of the Month!  Great to Greater is happening in large part due to our outstanding school counselors.

Omari White

Hamilton Holmes Middle School
Omari White

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Coach Omari White as the Employee of the Month for June.  Throughout this school year, Coach White has worked to build relationships and connections with the students of HHMS.  If a student is having a hard time in a class or just needs someone to talk to, they know Coach White will be there and will help.  Coach White serves as an exemplar role model every day and further supports our students by sponsoring the Gentlemen’s Club. 

Coach White is always willing to step in and go the extra mile to help out.  Coach White doesn’t look for recognition for the additional things he does, like supervise 7th grade lunch or cleaning the cafeteria.  He is truly humble and selfless as he supports HHMS and our community.  Coach White sincerely cares for the students he supports and wants the best for their future.  We proudly recognize Coach White as the June Employee of the Month. 

Lisa Compton

Acquinton Elementary School
Lisa Compton

AES is proud to announce Ms. Lisa Compton as our employee of the month.  Mrs. Compton is a special education teacher who serves students across grades 3-5.  She differentiates instruction, meets their needs, and ensures goals are met.  She is a true advocate for all students.  Ms. Compton is willing to go the extra mile to ensure her students’ needs are met.  Ms. Compton serves as the special education liason and as the sped team leader.  She works hard to assist and provide needed information to her team.  She takes time to assist when questions or concerns arise which her team finds helpful.  She provides professional development to staff members to keep them abreast of sped regulations.  She also assists administration with ensuring testing is complete and meetings are scheduled within a timely fashion.  Ms. Compton is a hard worker, team player, and her efforts do not go unnoticed.  For these reasons and many more, we are glad to have Lisa Compton as a member of our faculty at Acquinton Elementary.

L. Weeden

Cool Spring Primary School
Landonia Weeden

Cool Spring is pleased to recognize Mrs. Landonia Weeden as our employee of the Month.  New to Cool Spring this year, Mrs. Weeden is an essential member of the office team.  She greets each of our families and staff with a welcoming smile and is always willing to lend a helping hand.  She takes the time to get to know our students and families with whom we serve.   She works with teachers to ensure they have the materials and resources they need for their classrooms.  She never complains and is always positive.  Much of her work is behind the scenes, and she is always organized, efficient, and thorough.  She is highly deserving of this recognition!


King William County Support Services'


Donna Layell

King William Schools' School Nutrition
Donna Layell

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Donna Layell as the Employee of the Month, based out of Hamilton Holmes Middle School. The 2016-2017 schoolyear is the 20th year Donna has served in the King William School Nutrition Department.  She has served as a Manger as well as a Full-Time staff member.  Donna can always be counted on to be a team player. She is always ready and willing to take on new tasks and serve where needed.   She is a valued member and great asset to this department.

Donna and her husband, Teddy, married 32 years, are longtime residents of King William County, residing here for 30 years.  Donna and her husband have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Donna enjoys working in the School Nutrition Department because she enjoys the interactions with the students and her fellow staff members.  In her spare time, Donna enjoys going camping and having time to herself. We are delighted to have her as a member of our family.