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JR RayboldStafford County Schools Announce Honorees

Stafford County Public Schools announced the selection of Conway Elementary School’s Principal, William “JR” Raybold as the 2016 Principal of the Year and Patricia Breland, from Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School as the 2016 Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Raybold leads Conway Elementary School with a focus on instructional leadership, helping students succeed academically and as citizens. He combines leadership and management strategies effectively, promoting professional learning, maximizing quality instructional time, managing his time effectively, and by reflecting on his practice. The Washington Post also recognized Mr. Raybold as one of their 2016 Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards recipients. Mr. Raybold earned his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. Mr. Raybold began his teaching career in Stafford County. He taught at both Hampton Oaks Elementary and Kate Waller Barrett Elementary prior to becoming the Assistant Principal of Margaret Brent Elementary in 2004. In 2009, he was appointed Principal at Conway Elementary School.
Ms. Breland

Mrs. Patricia Breland is the Reading Specialist at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School. Mrs. Breland instills a desire to learn in her students and staff and has a positive impact on students and teachers in multiple ways. Mrs. Breland brings dedication and relentless passion to the teaching field.  Mrs. Breland earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. She began her teaching career in Prince William County. Mrs. Breland taught at Red Apple Preschool prior to joining the faculty of Kate Waller Barrett. The Washington Post also recognized her as The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher recipient for Stafford County acknowledging teachers who work hard to ensure children receive a high-quality education.

Other 2016 annual honors and awards include:

  • Jeffrey D. Howard from Stafford Middle School as Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Edward E. Drew Middle School’s Jeanine A. Popescu as the “First Class Teacher of the Year” (an award for first year teachers)
The Stafford County Teachers of the Year are:

Julie Allen  Ferry Farm Elementary
Lesa Beach  Head Start
Larisa Bowling  Margaret Brent Elementary
Patricia Breland  Kate Waller Barrett Elementary
Chalee Carmichael  Grafton Village Elementary
Emma Cavanaugh  Shirley Heim Middle 
Christy W. Cheek  Dixon-Smith Middle 
Kristi Frush  Park Ridge Elementary
Sherry Guyton  H.H. Poole Middle
Debbie Hamilton  Rockhill Elementary
Lauren Hanahan  Hartwood Elementary
Deb Hansen  Colonial Forge High
Brenda James  T. Benton Gayle Middle 
Keisha L. Johnson  Conway Elementary
Kathy Kiel  Rocky Run Elementary
Kristen Knott  Brooke Point High
Carol F. Korth  A.G. Wright Middle
Lori Lerner  Widewater Elementary
Caitlin McClung  Rodney Thompson Middle 
Jessica Mlyniec  Garrisonville Elementary
Rebecca Musso  Stafford Middle
Daisy Perez  Hampton Oaks Elementary
Heather Prible  Stafford High
Kristi M.  Proudfoot  Edward E. Drew Middle
Michele Repass  Falmouth Elementary
Lisa Skeer  Anne E. Moncure Elementary
Sarah Swiger  Stafford Elementary
Sarah Taylor  North Stafford High
Seth Thompson  Mountain View High
Kelly Webb  Anthony Burns Elementary
Megan L. Winkels  Winding Creek Elementary

Read News Release #15-90




School Board Meeting June 28 2016

The School Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, will begin at 5:30 p.m. for a closed session on personnel matters followed by a work session on rebranding at 6:30 p.m., in the Executive Session Room followed at 7:00 p.m., with the Regular School Board Meeting which is held in the School Board Chambers, Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex, 31 Stafford Avenue, Stafford VA 22554. Questions about the School Board, call clerk of the board at 540-658-6630 or email euringrg@staffordschools.net.
Summer School Zone Flashing Signs
Please be aware that Stafford County Public Schools will operate School Zone Flashing Signs in support of the summer school programs. The location and times that the School Zone Flashing Signs will operate are as follows:

Brooke Point High School ~ Hours 6:55 AM-7:55 AM and 1:20 PM-2:20 PM ~ Dates: June 27 - July 14
All Elementary Schools except Hartwood and Hampton Oaks ~ Hours 8:00 AM-9:00 AM and 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ~ Dates: July 18 - August 4
Widewater Elementary ~ Hours: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM and 12:30 PM-1:30 PM ~ Dates: July 11 - August 18
2016 Summer Arts Camps

Arts Summer Camps are open to students whose families are residents of Stafford County.  Students will explore topics in visual art, drama, and music through hands-on experiences. Camps are designed to be fun and educational; they are taught by licensed teachers from Stafford County Public Schools. Grade level for participants is grade level in September 2016. Dates, hours and tuition vary for each camp. Parents must provide transportation to and from the camp site at the stated times. Extended day services are NOT available and all children must be picked up on time at the conclusion of camp. Please indicate first, second or third choices, (per week) if desired. Payment must accompany registration; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps may be canceled due to low registration. Camp registration and payment must be received by June 27.  Please use the link below for complete details and registration.
Stafford County Public Schools Public Notice of Summer Schedule ~ June 20, 2016 Through August 19, 2016

The Stafford County School Division’s operating hours for the 2016 summer months will be as follows:

→ All schools will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
→ All central offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
→ All schools and offices will be closed to the public on Friday.
→ All offices will be open normal business hours during the 4th of July week (All Offices and Schools Closed Monday, July 4th)

The Fridays impacted by this schedule are June 24, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19.

All schools and offices will make accommodations for parents needing to meet on Fridays.
Behind the Wheel Registration for Summer Session

The next summer behind the wheel (BTW) registration day is June 16th from 8am - 11am at Brooke Point High School.  We currently have 100 slots remaining for the summer session.  Thirty (30) slots are currently available at the North Stafford High School site and seventy (70 ) slots available at the Stafford High School site.

For more specific information concerning session and time slot availability, please contact Steve Cassiday at Mountain View High School (540) 658-6840 or email cassidaysk@staffordschools.net.
Come Join Our Transportation Team

Now Hiring Bus Drivers and Bus Monitors for the 2016-2017 school year!   Contact Transportation Services at (540) 373-6095 for information. 

Join Our School Nutrition Team ~ Employment Opportunities

Stafford School Nutrition is looking for interested applicants to fill current and planned job openings for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school year.  Individuals are to apply in person at 25 Wyatt Lane, Fredericksburg, VA  22406 between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:45 pm daily.   The starting wage is $9.62 per hour up to 10.90 per hour. Positions range from 4 to 6 hours per day.  Work schedules and locations are flexible.  Staff members participate in a high energy, clean and team work atmosphere.  Employees enjoy weekends, holidays, evenings, summers and inclement weather days off with their family. Please come and join our team.  For additional information, please call (540)654-9044.
Approved Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018
The newly approved SCPS Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018 may be viewed here.



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