The Mayor sent out the following press release today announcing that he has brought together 19 RPS teachers to provide him insight on what will attract teachers to work in the city.
Composed of 19 teachers from across the Richmond Public School system, the council will help provide insight into what attracts teachers to Richmond and what will keep them living and working here. It will also offer input to the administration on ways the City can support students outside the school day so they can enter the classroom eager and ready to learn.
“Our educators are a valuable asset with a unique perspective on how to help our children,” said Mayor Stoney. “I look forward to hearing their ideas and I am grateful for their commitment to our kids.”
The Council will hold its first meeting on Monday, October 15, and will convene bimonthly thereafter with strategic support from Brionna Nomi, doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education.
The Mayor has appointed 19 teachers to the inaugural MTAC representing the diversity of Richmond’s teaching force. They include:
Ms. Coretta (Cory) Adkins, G.H. Reid Elementary School
Mr. Derrick Bates, George Mason Elementary School
Mr. Joshua Bearman, Franklin Military Academy
Ms. Victoria Carll, Open High School
Mr. Brian Condit, Community High School
Ms. Christal Corey, Boushall Middle School
Mr. Marvin Gilliam, George Wythe High School
Ms. Mary Gresham, Richmond Technical Center
Ms. Giles Harnsberger Garrison, Albert Hill Middle School
Dr. Stephanie Hooks, Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School
Ms. Kieasha King, Woodville Elementary School
Mr. Chris Lombardi, Mary Munford Elementary School
Mr. Luis Luna, Huguenot High School
Ms. Catherine Marchetti, Maymont Preschool Center
Ms. Kerry L. Richardson, Barack Obama Elementary School
Ms. Ester Orellana, Huguenot High School
Mr. Darrell Turner, Blackwell Preschool Center
Ms. Elizabeth Wait, Armstrong High School
Ms. Mayzie Zechini, J.L. Francis Elementary School