Each week William Byrd High School is recognizing teachers and staff members for their “wonderful contributions to our students and school community. From innovative lessons, hard work and dedication, and an infectious school spirit, these individuals truly know what it means to be a Terrier.”
The first Terrier Spotlight of the Week announced by the administration for October 16 was Stephanie Hull.
“Ms. Hull is not only new to William Byrd; she is new to the profession! We all know the first year of teaching is stressful and challenging, and it’s hard to imagine starting the job in the midst of a global pandemic. Ms. Hull has risen to the occasion and formed a great partnership with Ms. Cristy Spencer; their US History course is always fun and engaging, and Ms. Hull is always working hard to support the students on her case load. Thank you for all you are doing for our students, Ms. Hull!”
Next to be recognized was teacher Marc Hinkle.
“We’d like to recognize Mr. Hinkle, who always keeps things neat and organized. From his Blackboard to the fish bowl on his desk, Mr. Hinkle is a man who stays on top of things. He provides wonderful lessons for the English students at William Byrd and online with RCPS Academy. Mr. Hinkle and Ms. Kathrine Bumgarner make one ‘dynamite duo.’ They’ve incorporated some fun and exciting projects in their classroom, such as their Autobiography Project, where we learned that Mr. Hinkle is originally from Alaska and Ms. Bumgarner still somehow loves Sour Patch Kids. Thank you, Mr. Hinkle, for all your hard work and for making learning fun!”
The next Terrier Spotlight for the second week of the recognitions was for “someone who has worked tirelessly since the start of summer, holding countless meetings and successfully leading the Special Education department through a hectic period– Special Education Coordinator, Ms. Meghan Alterio! Thank you, Ms. Alterio! We could not have had such a successful start to the school year without you.”
The final Terrier Spotlight for the second week in October “goes to someone who has had to assume more responsibility over the past several weeks, and she manages to do it all with a smile and a positive attitude. She’s always there to assist students, administrators, and faculty and staff. It’s Ms. Chris Ayers! Thank you, Ms. Ayers for all your hard work and dedication in helping the school days run smoothly.”