The Botetourt County School Board announced the 2023 Teachers of the Year at the regular meeting at the BCPS administration offices last Thursday in Fincastle.
The 2023 BCPS Teachers of the Year are:
- Marcy Wohlford – Breckinridge Elementary School
- Lori Wentworth – Buchanan Elementary School
- Mary Boardwine – Cloverdale Elementary School
- Tami Molnar – Colonial Elementary School
- Lauren Tribble – Eagle Rock Elementary School
- Beverly Honaker – Greenfield Elementary School
- Lynette Saville – Troutville Elementary School
- Ashley Theimer – Central Academy Middle School
- Bill Flippen – Read Mountain Middle School
- Lisa Shaffer – Botetourt Technical Education Center
- Donna Cox – James River High School
- John McLaughlin – Lord Botetourt High School – Division Teacher of the Year
Additionally, Dr. John McLaughlin was recognized as the BCPS Division Teacher of the Year at the awards banquet last month. A statement on BCPS’s Facebook page noted that for 30 years, McLaughlin continues encouraging scientific thinking and scientific literacy at Lord Botetourt High School. He serves on local, state, and university-level science committees and works to establish a climate of scientific culture within the building and division.
Working with the philosophy that “all students can do science,” the post explained. McLaughlin welcomes all learners in the classroom and strives to help every student see their potential within the field by nurturing their curiosity, creativity, and integrating science within their worldview.
~ Fincastle Herald staff report