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Teacher Wall

AGWHRO received funding from The National Center for Media Engagement, in conjunction with The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to produce brief interviews with educators in our community to contribute to the national American Graduate Teacher Wall.  This provided WHRO the opportunity to collect, amplify and share local teacher voices.

What has been your greatest success as a teacher?
Christine Thornhill, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Jennifer Lane, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Cabrillya Crumm, Granby High, Norfolk
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk

What is one thing you’ve done in the past year to make yourself a better teacher?
Christine Thornhill, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Cabrillya Crumm, Granby High, Norfolk
Jennifer Lane, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk
Tom Spencer, Grassfield High, Chesapeake

What words of advice would you give a new teacher?
Christine Thornhill, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk

How do you introduce high expectations for your students and encourage their highest level of success?
Christine Thornhill, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Jennifer Lane, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk
Tom Spencer, Grassfield High, Chesapeake

How does the military connection influence your classroom?
Jennifer Lane, Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk

What do you think is the single most important reason local students drop out of school?
Cabrillya Crumm, Granby High, Norfolk
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk
Tom Spencer, Grassfield High, Chesapeake

How can teachers help students who are at risk of dropping out stay in school?
Cabrillya Crumm, Granby High, Norfolk
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk

What resources or assistance do educators need from the community to help students graduate, on time, ready for college and careers?
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk
Tom Spencer, Grassfield High, Chesapeake

In the quest to improve graduation rates, who is your greatest ally and who is preventing progress?
Cabrillya Crumm, Granby High, Norfolk
Donna Calvert, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Norfolk