Past Award Recipients
Professional Learning Advocacy Award
This award has been established to recognize an individual who shows exceptional support for high-quality professional development.
Recipient: Dr. Nancy Ryan Iverson, University of VA,
Assistant Dean for K-12 Education and Director of the Center for K-12 Education, University of Virginia, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Contact information: email@example.com
Nominated by: Dr. Billy Cannady and Dr. Steward Roberson at UVA. Pam Roland was the key contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
A second nominator, Dean Billy Cannaday, shares a variety of professional development-focused resources and programs begun by Dr. Iverson including:
- the SCPS K-12 Advisory Council for the development of collaborative partnerships and opportunities to share best practices across the state
- Statewide Communities of Practice for Excellence for education leaders
- The Virginia affiliate for Learning Forward
Professional Learning Team Award
This award recognizes a team of educators who has developed action through teamwork that has resulted in a collaborative school culture that increases student learning.
Recipient: Riverbend High School, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Contact information: Bryan Lutterbie, School Improvement Chair, Math Department Chair, Teacher email@example.com
Troy Wright, RHS Principal
Eric Wright, Asst. Principal
Christine Rogucki, Asst. Principal
Amber Belako, Asst. Principal
Rod Goode, Asst. Principal
Katie Breth, Asst. Principal
Joanne Rahm, Asst. Principal
Nominated by: Annmarie Mulholland at firstname.lastname@example.org" and Jan Streich at email@example.com
School Administrator Professional Learning Award
This award recognizes a school administrator who ensures that every educator in his/her school engages in effective professional learning so every student achieves.
Recipient #1: Mrs. Guylene Wood-Setzer,
Montgomery County Public Schools, Principal, Auburn Middle School
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominated by: Judy Barylske at email@example.com
Recipient #2: Mrs. Melvina Michie,
Principal, Dumfries Elementary, Prince William County Schools
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominated by: Michele Sims at email@example.com Principal, Fairfax County Public Schools
Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Award
Professional Development Research Award
Recipient: Dr. Brad Bizzell,
School Improvement Coordinator, Virginia Tech Training and Technical Assistance Center
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominated by: Dr. Patty Bickley email@example.com and Helen Barrier firstname.lastname@example.org, Virginia Tech T-TAC
Brad is able to translate his research into practice through exemplary relationships with teachers and school leaders throughout Regions 6 and 7 as a professional developer who provides coaching and critical conversations focused on improving practice.
With Brad's past experience as an elementary principal and his current T/TAC role of working with educators in Regions 6 & 7, he is able to translate his research into practice through exemplary relationships with teachers and school leaders as a professional developer who provides coaching and critical conversations focused on improving practice.
Professional Learning Advocacy AwardJerri Adams was awarded the established to recognize an individual who shows exceptional support for high-quality professional development.
Pictured (left to right): Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director, Learning Forward and Jerri Adams, Director of Special Education, Wise County Public Schools
School Administrator Professional Learning AwardThis award recognizes a school administrator who ensures that every educator in his/her school engages in effective professional learning so every student achieves.
Pictured (left to right): Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director, Learning Forward, JoAnne Baker, Principal, Rocky Run Elementary, Stafford County Public Schools, Pat Wiedel, VSDC President
Professional Learning Team AwardThis award recognizes a team of educators who has developed action through teamwork that has resulted in a
collaborative school culture that increases student learning.
This team was chosen because it has put into practice the strategies learned in the VSDC Coaching Academy.
They have developed a strong coaching program and effective instructional team. Their efforts continue to be focused on curriculum, classroom instruction and assessment, use of data, professional development and coaching, intervention, collaboration and family connections.
Professional Learning Team: Laburnum Elementary School and Henrico County Public Schools
Pictured (left to right): Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director: Learning Forward, Kevin Paris, Title I Math Specialist, Ingrid G. Grant, Principal,
Nicole Kurz-McDowell, Title I Reading Specialist, Whitney Prusek, Title I Reading Specialist, Peronica Carter, Title I Math Specialist
Barbara Stevenson, VSDC, Professional Services Learning Chair