COOL SPRING PRIMARY SCHOOL
The December employee of the month for Cool Spring Primary is Mr. Christopher Harris. He was nominated by his colleagues as the employee of the month for his positive attitude, love for children and dedication to his job. He always has a smile on his face and builds up his colleagues. The connection he has with his second grade students is remarkable. He goes above and beyond to connect and build relationships with his students and their parents!
ACQUINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Acquintion Elementary School Employee of the Month for December is Mrs. Jennifer Housden, our special education teacher. Mrs. Housden is new to Acquinton Elementary School this year and has made the transition seem as if she has been here for years. She is supportive of all staff members and you can always count on her to go the extra mile for staff and especially for students. Her colleagues have shared the following:
* “Mrs. Housden is like the Chocolate Fairy! You can often find her weaving in and out of classrooms carrying chocolate to teachers. Somehow she always seems to know exactly when we need it!”
* “Mrs. Housden steps in and helps whenever she is needed. She has helped me personally with 2 situations and the students were not even her students”
* “Mrs. Housden has been a team player with everything this school year. I appreciate her willingness to assist with issues that are not part of her job at all.”
The Acquinton Family is proud to honor Mrs. Housden as the Employee of the Month for December.
HAMILTON-HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Hamilton Holmes is proud to announce Travis Cooper as the employee of the month for December 2020. Travis Cooper is a jack of all trades as he navigates through the 2020-21 school year. Mr. Cooper is extremely supportive and encouraging for students and other staff members. He has taken on new roles, responsibilities and approaches to how he teaches his students.
KING WILLIAM HIGH SCHOOL
A colleague stated about Ms. Lumpkin, "She has taken on all of the SPED testing and has been doing amazing. She cares about every student that she crosses paths with and makes it a priority to do anything she can for everyone.” As we all know, special education is one of the most time-intensive positions in public education. Ms. Lumpkin’s willingness to take on all testing not only brings consistency to the testing program, but it goes a long way in helping her department and, in turn, our school focus on instruction.
In addition to the testing, Ms. Lumpkin has stayed late to work with students individually. This has included a family that has been hit hard in the last year with health issues and need to remain virtual despite not having internet or tools at home to be successful. Ms. Lumpkin has stepped in to help fill the gap. It is truly amazing to see and one of the many stories not everyone would know about, but that helps make KWHS a special place. We are proud to announce that the December Employee of the month for King William High School is Ms. Lumpkin.
SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES
The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Catherine “Katy” Langston as the Employee of the Month for December 2020, based out of King William High School. 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. 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 13 years. She and her husband Justin have 2 children, Kaitlyn and Jessica. Kaitlyn is an 10th grader at King William High School and Jessica is a 5th grader at Acquinton Elementary School. Katy enjoys working in our schools because the hours are great, allowing her to be close to home and her family, it is close to home, 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.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
Keegan joined our team this summer, to assist us with the on going change we have been experiencing throughout this pandemic. As a 2020 KWHS graduate, he had previous experience volunteering at our student Help Desk, as well as assisting his peers and teachers with classroom technology items. His role is to support the Hybrid classroom students and teachers with hardware troubleshooting, assistance with learning the equipment, as well as special projects like our Virtual students with the 1 to 1 Chromebook initiative.
Many staff members have reached out to express how grateful they are to have someone like Keegan there to support them this year. He is known as a very polite, respectful, and knowledgeable professional who will assist in any way he can. I am so proud to have him apart of our team and I look forward to working with him more into the future. Congratulations to Keegan on this well deserved honor of Employee of the Month!