Employee of the Month


King William County Schools

Gruber, L.Hauser, L.

King William High School
Lydia Gruber & Laura Hauser

The teacher of the month for KWHS is not one, but two teachers.  The ¨Dynamic Duo¨ of Laura Hauser and Lydia Gruber led a great school spirit week, homecoming dance, and a professional development session in October.  We had over seventy more students attend the homecoming dance compared to last year.  Spirit week had a dramatic increase in student and staff participation.  Our homecoming Pep Rally was the loudest and most spirited in my three years as principal and they also led an excellent PD session.  Ms. Gruber and Ms. Hauser have empowered students to take the led, and in turn, the students have responded.  For these reasons and many more, the Co-sponsors of our SCA are also Co-teachers of the month. 

Bogue, T.

Hamilton Holmes Middle School
Tess Bogue

Hamilton-Holmes is pleased to announce Tess Bogue as October’s Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Bogue has been an incredible help and resource to new members of our faculty. She is always willing to collaborate with her colleagues to ensure consistency for our students. She is available to lend support to her peers when challenges surface working to identify resolutions to every issue. She is a wonderful team player!  She accepts each student for who they are, and she tries her hardest to reach every student and is very accommodating to all. She is always smiling, spreading positive energy to the eighth grade hallway. Her classroom is extremely structured, yet fun and interactive.  We are lucky to have Tess Bogue as part of our Viking family.

Gaines, J.

Acquinton Elementary School
Julia Gaines

Acquinton Elementary is excited to announce Mrs. Julia Gaines as our employee of the month.  Mrs. Gaines is the first person you see each morning as she greets students and staff with a smile on her face.  Rain, snow, or sunshine, no matter the weather, she greets everyone.  Mrs. Gaines is willing to do anything you ask of her with no complaints, she is flexible and works well with students and staff.  She assists students with their academics as well as works with students about making good choices.  Students love to work with her in small groups because they know she cares.  Mrs. Gaines works with her team to ensure lessons are individualized and will meet the student needs.  Without a doubt, Mrs. Julia Gaines is an asset to our Acquinton team and we are proud to have her as part of our family.

Weeden, L.

Cool Spring Primary School
Landonia Weeden

Cool Spring is pleased to recognize Mrs. Landonia Weeden as our employee of the month. A KWHS alumnae, Mrs. Weeden is committed to the King William community. She welcomes families to CSPS with a warm smile and always prioritizes the needs of the faculty and students. She is diligent in her role as book keeper, but she always extends extra support to help wherever needed. She uses her humor and positivity to make the office a welcoming place. In addition to her daily job, she is continuing her own professional growth through coursework at VCU. She is a hard worker and highly deserving of this recognition!


King William County Support Services'


Langston, K.

King William Schools' School Nutrition
Katy Langston

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Catherine “Katy” Langston as the Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Langston started as a Full-Time School Nutrition Staff Member in September of 2018, after staying at home with her children for 10 years.  Katy has jumped into her new role with both feet and with an eagerness to learn all she can about School Nutrition.  Katy has successfully learned how to operate the POS (Point of Service/Register), prepping, cooking and serving food to our students and staff.   She consistently maintains a positive attitude and an eagerness to perform her duties correctly and accurately. Her fun-filled laugh and smile are true assets to the School Nutrition Department

Katy has been a resident of King William County for 11 years.  She and her husband Justin have 2 children, Kaitlyn and Jessica.  Kaitlyn is an 8th grader at Hamilton Holmes Middle School and Jessica is a 3rd grader at Acquinton Elementary School.  Katy enjoys working in our schools because the hours are great, her to be close to home and her family, -and because she enjoys working with the students and staff.  In her spare time, Katy enjoys spending time with her family, going to the mountains and NASCAR.  Mrs. Langston is a valued member of the King William County Public Schools team and is a great asset to the School Nutrition Department.  Her dedication to and enthusiasm for School Nutrition will contribute to continued success in her new position. Her effort and hard work is greatly appreciated.