Employee of the Month


King William County Schools


King William High School
Tommy Tupponce

Mr. Tommy Tupponce is the employee of the month for King William High School.  He is an unsung hero as he works incredibly hard behind the scenes to make sure teachers, staff, and students have what they need to be successful.  These tasks range from working on the air condition to putting chairs together to keep everyone comfortable.  He also works with Mr. Jones on setting up the stage in the gym or putting out the mats to protect the gym floor anytime we have an event in the gymnasium.  Mr. Tupponce does all of these various tasks with a smile on his face and with a "can do" attitude.  One particular weekend, he came up to the school to address a fire alarm issue so that I could go to my daughter's dance recital.  He truly exemplifies our theme this year of "Taking Care of Others".

Davis, C.

Hamilton Holmes Middle School
Christie Davis

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to announce that the November Employee of the Month is Mrs. Christie Davis.  Mrs. Davis has been teaching in the King William County Public School System, for thirteen years.  Her priority is to build relationships with all of her students, and she goes to great lengths to ensure that her students know that she is always an advocate for each of them.  On any given day, during each class exchange, former and current students are lined up, awaiting the opportunity to speak to her.  Sometimes they simply arrive to say hello; however, she often assists them as they work through daily middle school challenges.  When entering the cafeteria, one can often find Mrs. Davis having lunch with her students, as they share the events of their day.  We value her continuous positive energy and commitment to her students.

Irwin, D.

Acquinton Elementary School
Dean Irwin

Acquinton Elementary is proud to announce Mr. Dean Irwin as our Employee of the Month.  Mr. Irwin is a new member to our team this year and we are extremely fortunate to have him.  He always has a smile on his face and is more than willing to help with any request.  He’s been a life-saver fining classroom maps for teachers and then hanging them.  He fixes anything he is asked to repair:  chairs, desks, lights, playground equipment, and AC units to name a few.  If he is unsure of what is wrong with something, he takes the extra time to call and about parts that may be needed.  Mr. Irwin is always willing to help and go the extra mile.  He checks in on staff members regularly and follows up as needed.  If anyone deserves this honor, it’s him.  AES is happy to have him as part of our family and look forward to working with him.

Lipscomb, L.

Cool Spring Primary School
Lesley Lipscomb

Cool Spring Primary School is pleased to recognize Mrs. Lesley Lipscomb as our Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Lipscomb serves as Cool Spring's registered nurse, and she plays an active role in ensuring the health and wellness of all students and staff.  Regardless of the need that comes through the clinic, Mrs. Lipscomb takes the time to talk with students and ensure each child has what he or she needs to be healthy and successful in the classroom.  She is a great resource for families, as she regularly provides a bridge of communication between home and school.  She is positive, enthusiastic, caring, and loving.  Additionally, she is thorough and detail-oriented, and she prioritizes the well-being of each of the students entrusted in her care. Mrs. Lipscomb is a KWHS alumna, and she is invested in the students in this community.  She is a great addition to the CSPS family!

Ambrose, T.

King William County Support Services'
Tracie Ambrose

The employee of the month for Support Services is Mrs. Tracie Ambrose.   Mrs. Ambrose is in her 29th year of service with King William County Schools and serves as the Accounts Payable Clerk for the school division.  Prior to joining central office as the Accounts Payable Clerk, Mrs. Ambrose served as the administrative assistant for the Food Service Department.  Over the last few months, Mrs. Ambrose has been extremely helpful in assisting with the processing of bills and invoices for the Transportation/Operations Department. 

Mrs. Ambrose is a graduate of King William High School, where she excelled in sports throughout her high school years.  She and her husband, Ron, are King William residents and together they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Ambrose for being named Employee of the Month.

Viars, S.

King William Schools' School Nutrition
Stacie Viars

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Stacie Viars as the Employee of the Month, based out of Acquinton Elementary.  Stacie serves our School Nutrition Department by prepping and cooking food, serving our staff and students, running the register and assisting in the cleaning of the department.  She takes advantage of every opportunity to learn new tasks related the School Nutrition Department and always has a smile on her face. Her bubbly personality, caring, positive attitude and dedication to teamwork make her a great asset to this department.

Stacie and her husband, Justin, currently reside in King & Queen County. They have 3 children, Mary Kate (8), Caden (12), and Haley (12), that attend King William County Schools.  Stacie is in her 2nd year of employment with King William County Schools, serving in our School Nutrition Department. She enjoys working in our schools because she loves children and it allows her to be close to home and her children. In her spare time she enjoys Jujitsu with her family, watching movies and jumping on the trampoline with her girls.  We are delighted to have her as a member of our family.