Employee of the Month


King William County Schools


King William High School
Suzanna Christian

Suzanna Christian is our employee of the month.  Mrs. Christian stepped in at the last minute to coach our girls' soccer team at KWHS.  She immediately built relationships with the players, parents, and coaches.  The team is off to a great start and this in large part due to Mrs. Christian's ability to turn a potential negative environment into a positive one!  Her positive attitude is also present every day in her classroom.  Students’ enjoy being in Mrs. Christian's class and she has helped the photography program grow from four to six sections with a waiting list of interested students.  She goes above and beyond in everything she does, as evident by her willingness to turn photography into a commercial photography program and in-turn enable our students to receive a credential for completing the course.  


Hamilton Holmes Middle School
Julie Peck

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mrs. Julie Peck as the Employee of the Month of April.  Mrs. Peck is a supportive and caring teacher who helps her students any way that she can.  She is one to never give up on her students and works hard to provide them with the tools they need to be successful in her class and beyond.  Students in Mrs. Peck’s class learn how math plays a role in their everyday life and how it impacts them.  However, the greatest impact comes from Mrs. Peck’s connect and devotion to each and every student. 

In addition to her responsibilities as a classroom teacher, Mrs. Peck also serves as a grade level leader.  Her preparation as well as her abilities to organize and plan has been instrumental in grade level events this year.  Mrs. Peck’s ongoing service and dedication makes Hamilton-Holmes Middle School a better place.  We proudly recognize Mrs. Peck as the April Employee of the Month.


Acquinton Elementary School
Susan Benitez

Acquinton Elementary School is pleased to honor Mrs. Susan Benitez as our Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Benitez is a 5th grade reading/language arts teacher who shows dedication to teaching, learning, and student achievement.  Mrs. Benitez  prepares lessons for her students that are engaging and targeted to her students’ needs and abilities.  She truly cares about the students she works with and is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure their needs are met.  Mrs. Benitez works collaboratively with her team and is a team player who shares and explores ideas.  Additionally, Mrs. Benitez serves as the English as a Second Language Representative for the division, going above and beyond helping families in our county.  She assists with transportation, registering for school, and taking them to various appointments as needed, spending MANY hours with families.  Acquinton is proud to call Susan Benitez our Employee of the Month.


Cool Spring Primary School
Penny Cranmer

Cool Spring is pleased to recognize Mrs. Penny Cranmer as the Employee of the Month.  Mrs. Cranmer is a preschool special education teacher at Cool Spring with a passion for quality instruction!  She provides early intervention services to students through a language-rich, hands-on classroom environment.  Her classroom instruction is motivating and engaging for students.  A former KWHS alumna, Mrs. Cranmer is dedicated to the students and the community.  Among her colleagues, she is positive, collaborative, and always student-first.  She is a joy to work with and an instrumental member of the Cool Spring team and family! She is highly deserving of this recognition.


King William County Support Services'
Tommy Tupponce

This month’s spotlight is upon Maintenance Technician Tommy Tupponce. Based out of King William High School, Tommy performs a variety of functions throughout the division.  Tommy and his maintenance department colleagues are respected and appreciated for their versatility and expertise. They get the job done!

Born in Philadelphia, Tommy and his family returned to his Father’s hometown of King William when Tommy was a junior in high school. Having played soccer for King William High as a student, Tommy now coaches the boys and girls cross country team and the girl’s JV soccer team.

Tommy enjoys hunting and fishing, and “just hanging out at the beach”. He also enjoys working for King William and appreciates the many relationships built through coaching.  “They are great kids and give it their all”.

Lisa Johnson

King William Schools' School Nutrition
Lisa Johnson

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Lisa Johnson as the Employee of the Month, based out of Acquinton Elementary School. Lisa is a hard worker, dedicated to executing her job tasks with excellence. Lisa 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.  Lisa is eager to learn and expand her knowledge of the School Food Services Department. She is a valued member and great asset to this department.

Lisa and her husband, Conley, married 30years, are longtime residents of King William County residing here for 40+ years.  Mrs. Johnson has been employed with King William School for 25 years, serving not only in our Food Service Department, but also faithfully serving as the janitor/custodian for the King William School Board Office.  Lisa enjoys working in our schools, which allows her to be close to home. She enjoys the interaction with the students and staff members and always contributes to an enjoyable, fun work environment.  In her spare time, Lisa enjoys fishing, shopping and working outside in her yard.  We are delighted to have her as a member of our family.