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2022 NPS Teacher of the Year

  • toy 2022Norfolk Public Schools has named Norview High School’s Subhadra Desaraju as the
    2022-2023 City-Wide Teacher of the Year.
    Ms. Desaraju serves as the school’s Chemistry Team Leader and is a classroom teacher who teaches AP
    Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and AP Research. Ms. Desaraju also assists teachers within the science
    department with integrating technology in their planning, teaching, and assessments. She also serves as a
    lead mentor in her school.

    Ms. Desaraju has been a member and mentor of the Advanced Placement Chemistry Community since
    2009, a National Board-Certified Teacher since 2012, and is a virtual coach for the US National
    Chemistry Olympiad beginning this year.

    She lives by her mottoes: “Love all, serve all” and “Be POSITIVE, like a PROTON.”

    In his nomination, Norview High School’s Principal Dr. Walter Brower wrote:
    “Without hesitation, I nominate Subhadra Desaraju for the NPS Teacher of the Year. She is an
    exceptional educator who builds and nurtures relationships as well as creates a positive learning
    environment. … an extraordinary teacher, supportive co-worker, and school leader who has won multiple
    awards and grants. We are confident Ms. Desaraju would be a phenomenal NPS Teacher of the Year
    representative.”

2022 Teacher Of The Year Videos

  • Check out this NPS Now story about the 2022 Teacher of the Year Ceremony, including interviews with the City-Wide Teacher of the Year, and the runners-up!

  • The Top 3 Teachers of the Year are: 
    Jennessa Libby-Reynolds, an elementary teacher at the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, was named Top Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Westley Knight, a Blair Middle School mathematics teacher, was named Top Middle School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Desaraju was also named Top High School Teacher of the Year.
    top 3 teachers of the year

    Top 12 teachers

    The Top 12 Teachers of the Year are: 
    Lauren Bartholomae, Norview Middle School | Brad Baxendell, Academy for Discovery at Lakewood / Middle School | Jennessa Libby-Reynolds, Academy for Discovery at Lakewood / Elementary | Subhadra Desaraju, Norview High School  | Linda Devine, Booker T. Washington High School | Westley Knight, Blair Middle School | Leslie Magee, CHKD | Travis Mansell, Maury High School | Tamara Mewborn, Ghent School | Sheena Walker, Lake Taylor High School | LaTesa White, Azalea Gardens Middle School
    2022 Norfolk Public Schools Selects Division-wide Teacher of the Year & School-Level Finalists

    Each year, Norfolk Public Schools celebrates the many dedicated, innovative and passionate educators within our division through the Teacher of the Year process. Teachers are nominated for this honor by their peers within each school. We salute these teachers and give thanks for all they do for our students. In coming weeks, following an interview and observation process, NPS will announce the winners of the elementary, middle and high school teacher of the year competition, as well as the overall City-wide Teacher of the Year.

     

     NPS 2022 All-City Teaching Team by School

     

     Linda Devine
     Linda Devine
    Booker T. Washington HS

    MELISSA JONES
    Melissa Jones
    Granby HS

    Sheena Walker
    Sheena Walker
    Lake Taylor HS
    Travis Mansell  Travis Mansell
    Maury HS
    Subhadra Desaraju
    Subhadra Desaraju
    Norview HS
     
               
     LaTesa White LaTesa
     LaTesa White 
    Azalea Gardens MS
    Westley Knight
    Westley Knight
    Blair MS
      Veronique Valencia Veronique Valencia
    Northside MS

    Lauren Bartholomae
    Lauren Bartholomae
    Norview MS

    Angela Carree
    Angela Carree
    Ruffner MS
     
         

     

       
    Jennsa
    Jennessa Libby-Reynolds
    Lakewood
    Cameron Edwards Cameron Edwards
    Bay View ES
    Paula Heider
    Paula Heider
    Mary Calcott ES
    Erica Adamek
    Erica Adamek
    Camp Allen ES
    Summer Hedrick.
    Summer Hedrick
    Chesterfield
     
    Danielle Sentz
    Danielle Sentz
    Easton Preschool
    Susan redo
    Susan Hagel
    Crossroads (PreK-8)
    Raven Revell
    Raven Revell 
    Jacox ES
     Kelly  Denham Kelly Denham
    Ingleside ES
    Jessica Overton
    Jessica Overton
    Granby ES
     
    Tamara Mewborn
    Tamara Mewborn
    Ghent (K-8)
    Danielle Wiggins
    Danielle Wiggins
    Lake Taylor (3-8)
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    Skylar Girard
    Lake Taylor (3-8)
    Catherine Muden
    Catherine Munden
    Larchmont ES
    Kristi Leek.
    Kristi Leek
    Larrymore ES
     
    Tyra Anderson
    Tyra Anderson
    Willard
    Casey Russell
    Casey Russell
    Little Creek ES
    Michale Siverio
    Michale Siverio
    Monroe
      Brad Baxendell
      Brad Baxendell
    ADL
    Xochilt Bermudez
    Xochilt Bermudez
    Ocean View ES
     
    Rebecca Thompson
    Rebecca Thompson
    Oceanair ES
    Daphne Perminter-Russell
    Daphne Perminter Russell
    P.B. Young, Sr. ES
    Lenora Holmes
    Lenora Holmes
    Richard Bowling ES
    Jazmin ?
    Jazmine DeLoatch
    St. Helena ES
    Erika Cobb-Fishe
    Erika Cobb-Fisher
    Sewells Point ES
     
    Arrykka Jackson
    Arrykka Jackson
    Sherwood Forest ES
    Theodesia ?
    Theodosia Jones
    SSAC (K-8)
     Kelley Kintzing
     Kelley Kintzing
    Suburban Park ES
    AMy CLay
    Amy Clay
    Tanners Creek ES
    Marsha Brown
    Marsha Brown
    Tarrallton ES
     
    Natashia Lewis
    Natashia Lewis
    Tidewater Park ES
    Barbara Watson-Lacaze
    Barbara Watson-Lacaze
    W.H. Taylor ES
    Laura Miller
    Laura Miller
    Willoughby ECC
    Demetria Walker-Smith
    Demetria Walker-Smith
    Lindenwood ES
     Allison Makovec
     Allison Makovec
    Coleman Place ES
     
     Arlene Giles
     Arlene Giles
    Berkley/Campostella
    Lisa Morris-McKleny
      Lisa Morris-McKleny
    Norview ES
    Wilson Anyinyo
    Wilson Anyinyo
    Rosemont
         
    Km Evans
    Kim Evans
    Madison
    Pactrick Ederhart
     Patrick Eberhardt
    NET Academy
    Natasha Lamont
    Natasha Lamont
    Open Campus
    Leslie
    Leslie Magee
    CHKD
    Nadia Wright
    Nadia Wright
    NTC