Employee of the Month


King William County Schools

Mitchell, R.

King William High School
Ryllee Mitchell

King William High School's employee of the month is Ryllee Mitchell.  Ms. Mitchell has done a wonderful with our DECA program. This past year, DECA students represented KWHS at the state and national level.  Her students have won numerous awards and recognition under her leadership.  Ms. Mitchell goes above and beyond in all aspects of being a teacher.  She truly cares about students and puts their needs first.  This year our focus has been "Taking Care of Others", Ms. Mitchell exemplifies this every day at KWHS.  She is great role model for our students.  We are blessed to have Ms. Mitchell on our staff.  

Groover, K.

Hamilton Holmes Middle School
Karen Groover

Hamilton-Holmes is pleased to announce Mrs. Karen Groover as the Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Groover has worked at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School for six years. She has worked in a variety of roles in order to support the needs of all of our students.  Karen supports the teachers and students in the classroom, and often volunteers to go above and beyond to support a colleague who may be in need. She is commended for being an active committee member for the Fine Arts Festival, assisting with the planning phase, as well as helping to host the event for the entire day.  Mrs. Groover has made it her personal quest to model community service, and she consistently provides opportunities for the Jr. Beta Club to give back to the King William community in the same fashion. She exemplifies the meaning of the phrase, “team player.” We feel fortunate to have Karen Groover as a member of our Hamilton-Holmes team!

Pearson, L.

Acquinton Elementary School
Lisa Pearson

Acquinton Elementary is excited to announce Mrs. Lisa Pearson as our employee of the month. Mrs. Pearson has been with us since January, and already, she fits like a glove. Her smile and enthusiasm for kids, our school, and wellness is contagious! Mrs. Pearson stepped right into her role and has built positive relationships with her students. Her attention to detail and ability to multi-task is perhaps some of her greatest strengths. Soft spoken, yet particular to details, Mrs. Pearson documents daily activities and keeps staff informed of various health concerns. Soon after her arrival, she took a student under her “wing” who was out on homebound and ensured she was able to participate in our One Book One School reading and trivia questions daily. Mrs. Pearson read to the student and called her for answers to the trivia questions each day. With thirty years plus experience in nursing, she still maintains her excitement for helping others.  Mrs. Pearson is a welcomed addition to our staff and we are fortunate she wanted to join our team for school nursing. We are proud to call her a member of our AES family!

Sluder, A.

Cool Spring Primary School
April Sluder

Cool Spring is pleased to announce Mrs. April Sluder as our employee of the month.  Mrs. Sluder is a dedicated member of the first grade team, and she is highly respected by her colleagues.  She models patience, compassion, and understanding with each of her students, which enables her to create a warm and welcoming classroom climate. She builds strong relationships with her students and motivates each of them to do their personal best. She uses engaging strategies that get her students excited about learning.  Among the faculty, she is collaborative, professional, and supportive, and she is highly deserving of this recognition.


King William County Support Services'


Herndon, T.

King William Schools' School Nutrition
Teresa Herndon

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Teresa Herndon as the Employee of the Month.  Teresa has served as manager at the high school since August 2016.   Teresa is dedicated to learning all aspects of the School Nutrition Department.  She consistently goes above and beyond to execute the management position with excellence. Her bright, bubbly personality contributes to a fun-filled, productive environment. 

Teresa and her husband, Patrick, are longtime residents of King William County, residing here for 23 years. They have 2 children, Will, who graduated from King William High in 2017 and Nathan, who currently attends King William High.   Teresa has been employed with King William County Public Schools School Nutrition Department for 8 years.    Teresa enjoys working in our schools, which allows her to be close to home and her family. In her spare time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family.  Mrs. Teresa Herndon 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 are what makes her a successful manager.  Her effort and hard work is greatly appreciated.