LCPS Names Educators/MVPs of the Year

LCPS Names Educators/MVPs of the Year
Posted on 05/27/2020

Through a division-wide vote and a nomination process that involved students, LCPS staff, and community members, six certified employees and seven classified employees have been honored for their excellent work for Louisa County Public Schools. The school division proudly announced its 2020 Educators of the Year and 2020 #TeamLCPS MVPs of the Year on Wednesday, May 27th, honoring 13 employees who have exemplified excellence during the 2019-2020 school year!


The process to select each school’s Educator of the Year and #TeamLCPS MVP of the Year began in August with the opening of the weekly #TeamLCPS MVP Awards voting. Each week, staff, students, parents, and other community members are able to submit nominations for members of #TeamLCPS that are going the extra mile to positively impact others. In total, more than 6,000 nominations were received over an eight-month period.  From there, school staff members participated in two rounds of voting to narrow the field down to the 13 finalists.


“What makes me really proud of this process is that it is a community-wide effort,” Straley said. “Our nominations this year have come from people with diverse backgrounds from all across this county, and what connects them is that they’re thankful for what members of #TeamLCPS are doing for this community. It’s a real boost for our team members when they receive a nomination for doing things the right way. I’m really thankful to everyone who has submitted a nomination this school year.”


#TeamLCPS MVPs of the Year:

Jouett Elementary School: Instructional assistant Mary Robinson

Moss-Nuckols Elementary School: Bookkeeper Rhonda Payne

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School: Custodian Darlene Stanley

Trevilians Elementary School: Custodian Bobby Sabins

Louisa County Middle School: Custodian Floyd Thompson

Louisa County High School: Secretary Ashley Shumaker

Central Office and Operations: Maintenance electrician Ronnie Fisher

LCPS Educators of the Year:

Jouett Elementary School: Librarian Laurie Lammonds

Moss-Nuckols Elementary School: 5th-grade teacher April Whipp

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School: Kindergarten teacher Whitney Smith

Trevilians Elementary School: 4th-grade teacher Felicia Clements

Louisa County Middle School: 8th-grade science teacher Sally Agee

Louisa County High School: Librarian Katherine Duke

The 13 winners received the good news through a surprise visit from administrators and LCPS Superintendent Doug Straley on Wednesday, May 27th. The results were then posted online and on social media.

“It is a privilege for us each year to honor the best of the best here at Louisa County Public Schools,” Mr. Straley said. “This has certainly been a unique year, but when we announced our winners, there was such a sense of enthusiasm and support from our students, staff, and the Louisa community. That shows the team atmosphere we have here. It’s really unique and uplifting.”


Mr. Straley also praised each of the 13 winners for their dedication to the school’s non-negotiables, which are support, high expectations, accountability, consistency, positivity, and grit.


“All of our winners this year went the extra degree to make the magic happen for our students,” Mr. Straley said. 


Over the next couple of weeks, a panel comprised of representatives from schools throughout the county will collaborate to select the 2020 William G. Thomas Educator of the Year and the 2020 Wallace L. Tingler MVP of the Year, the school division’s two most prestigious honors.


Louisa County Public Schools would like to thank The William A. Cooke Foundation and Strangehouse Skateshop for sponsoring the 2019-2020 #TeamLCPS MVP Awards process. Louisa County Public Schools would also like to thank everyone who submitted a #TeamLCPS MVP nomination during the 2019-2020 school year!
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