Virginia Region 3 Teacher of the Year Named – Sarah Adamson-Mair

Sarah Adamson-Mair
Region 3 Teacher of the Year

Caroline County Public Schools announced Ms. Sarah Adamson-Mair as Virginia’s Region 3 Teacher of the Year at a surprise school-wide assembly at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, on September 11, 2017. Ms. Adamson-Mair was one of eight teachers across the state that learned of their selection as a 2018 Regional Teacher of the Year.
The teachers were selected from among candidates nominated by every Virginia school division in each of the eight superintendent regions in the commonwealth. Mrs. Adamson-Mair submitted a portfolio highlighting her accomplishments, educational philosophy, and community activities. She was selected from seventeen Teachers of the Year representing Region 3 counties and towns: Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, Colonial Beach, Fredericksburg, and West Point.
Sarah Adamson-Mair is a kindergarten teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. She has served on the county’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Principal Advisory Committee, and the Kindergarten Assessment Development Team. Ms. Adamson-Mair has also shared her passion for education as a teacher mentor and Math Lead Teacher.
A panel, including classroom teachers, representatives of professional and educational associations, the business community and the 2017 Virginia Teacher of the Year, reviewed the portfolios and selected eight regional teachers of the year. This month, the same panel will interview each of the eight regional teachers to select the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year. The decision will be announced on September 18, 2018 during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
“Ms. Adamson-Mair is an exceptional instructional leader who sets a high standard of performance for her students. We value effective instruction and a commitment to meeting the individual needs of students in Caroline County. Ms. Adamson-Mair has distinguished herself among her peers for these and many other qualities. I feel confident that she will represent our school division and region well at the state level. Everyone in Caroline is rooting for her,” says Caroline County Superintendent, Dr. George Parker.
School Board Chair, Nancy Carson stated, “Mrs. Adamson-Mair is a well-kept secret. We are so proud of her. If you go into her classroom it would inspire you to be a teacher.”
At the assembly were several members of the Caroline County School Board, central office administrators, Lewis and Clark faculty and student body, and the VDOE Secretary of Education, Dr. Dietra Trent and Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations, Mr. Kent Dickey.

CHS Beta Club Animal Rescue Efforts for Harvey, Texas

The CHS Beta Club is teaming up with Champion Saddlery to support their animal rescue efforts in Harvey, Texas. The group would like medical supplies for horses, dogs and cats, as well as halters, leashes, lead ropes, cat and dog collars, cat and dog food, as well as all stock feed. Any items can be turned in to Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Kline through Sept 12th. The Beta Club will make certain that all donated items get onto the truck sponsored by Champion.

CHS donations for those in Texas and Louisiana

CHS is spearheading a drive for those in Texas and Louisiana affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. FEMA has asked for limited items, so if you would like to donate, please provide the following only:
• Diapers
• Baby Wipes
• Adult Depends
• Hygiene Products
• Household Cleaning Items
These items can be dropped off at Caroline High School’s front office from 7:00-3:00. October 11th is the last day to drop off these items. Thank you in advance for your support!