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Staff Bios

 

Administration

Ms. Jennifer Rhoden, Associate Principal, loves being a part of Trevvett Elementary! Originally from Florida, her family relocated to Richmond just before her freshman year of high school. Therefore, she is a graduate of Henrico’s Godwin High School. She then went to Lee University in Tennessee to study before returning home to get married and finish her degree in Education as well as her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jennifer taught 3rd grade for 8 years in Henrico County before taking a position in Richmond Public Schools as a Title I Math teacher. She then moved into a Reading First Literacy Coach position in the city of Richmond before returning to her roots in Henrico County in 2011 for a Title I Reading position at Laburnum Elementary. In 2014, Jennifer graduated from the Educational Leadership and Policies studies program at the University of Richmond. As a result, she became the Resource teacher at Laburnum Elementary. She left this position to be the Associate Principal here at Trevvett. Ms. Rhoden has been a part of the Tiger community for 4 years now. Jennifer has been married to her husband, a Freeman High School graduate, for 25 years. They have 2 teenage children?!?! Avery attends Maggie Walker Governor’s School and loves learning and the arts. Miles attends Veritas… he loves school and all things sports. Jennifer loves spending time with her family as well as playing games, reading, watching movies, going to the beach, eating out (especially Mexican food), and being with friends.

Guidance Counselor

Ms. Bethany Bushey loves being the school counselor at Trevvett! Ms. Bushey is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She received a degree in Theatre from The College of William & Mary and moved to New York City in search of a career. After a couple of years, she realized how much she loves working with children and decided to pursue school counseling. She attended The University of Virginia for graduate school and while in Charlottesville met her husband. Prior to coming to Trevvett, Ms. Bushey worked for Richmond Public Schools as an elementary school counselor. She is a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American School Counselor Association and the Virginia School Counselor Association. Ms. Bushey loves to travel, exercise, sing, act, and spend time with her wonderful sons, Lucus & Liam, husband, Ben, and adorable pug, Benji.

Instructional Coaches

Ms. Jessica Capano, Innovative Learning Coach, is thrilled to kick off her 10th year in education! A born teacher, Ms. Capano has always possessed an innate drive for educating and guiding young people. She graduated from Midlothian High School and earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from James Madison University. During college, she had several unique experiences including participating in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World, teaching abroad in Italy, and serving as an ESL teacher at a private international school in Washington, DC. She started her career in Williamsburg teaching fifth grade for 5 years, then continued as a fifth grade teacher at Trevvett for 3 years. She’s been recognized as district Teacher of the Year in both Williamsburg and Henrico and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Now, as an ILC, she enjoys working with the entire Trevvett family to bring the Henrico Learner Profile, technology, and STEAM to life in our classrooms! In her free time she enjoys taking road trips, watching reality TV, baking, yoga, all things Disney, and playing with her pup Charlie!

Ms. Kelly Bauer, Reading Specialist, is excited to be a Trevvett Tiger! She has been teaching for 12 years. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and relocated to Virginia to begin her teaching career. Miss Bauer graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a certification in Elementary Education. She continued onto George Mason University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Reading. Miss Bauer loves being active, whether playing or watching sports. She started playing volleyball when she was in 5th grade, continued all through way through high school and then played at the collegiate level at Moravian. Miss Bauer also loves to run, train for, and compete in half marathons. Her favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies. In her free time, Miss Bauer enjoys spending time at the beach, relaxing with her friends and family, spending time with her St. Bernedoodle – Yona, and exploring Richmond. She is looking forward to learning, teaching, and roaring with the Tigers!

Office Professionals

Ms. Tracey Skinner, our Principal’s/Financial Secretary, has been part of the Trevvett Family for over 20 years. Tracey was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Virginia to be closer to family. She and her husband, David have four adult children, Christopher, Jessica, Matthew, and their son-in-law Hunter. Tracey loves spending time with her family, camping in their family RV, binge watching HGTV, and MOST importantly… spoiling their three precious grandchildren, Charlotte, Riley and Hudson.

 

 

Ms. Amy Jones, joined the Trevvett family as Registrar/Attendance Secretary in the Fall of 2016, as a previous Henrico County Public Schools employee. Amy was born and raised in Southwest Florida, and moved to Virginia to attend Liberty University. She and her husband, Tim, have been married 28 years and have 2 adult children. Amy spends her spare time with her family or volunteering at her church, and enjoys baking and gardening.

 

 

 

Mrs. Allison Combee, our Registered Nurse, is a graduate of James Madison University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has worked in numerous settings throughout her nursing career but her main focus has always been Pediatrics. She spent two years living in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she worked in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit caring for critically ill children. Her most recent work was with a Multispecialty Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Ms. Combee loves her role as a School Nurse and enjoys getting to know all of the wonderful students at Trevvett. Her passion is educating children and their families about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and being an advocate for their own health and wellness. She is blessed to be the mother of two sweet children, Emma, 8 and Brayden, 6, and enjoys family outings and simply spending time together.

Kindergarten

Ms. Patti Haskins, a Kindergarten teacher at Trevvett Elementary, has taught 22 years. This will be her 9th year at Trevvett. She taught previously 12 years in Louisa County. Mrs. Haskins graduated from VCU and is a huge Rams basketball fan. She also loves ice hockey. She is married with 2 daughters and a son. She lives in Montpelier with lots of animals, including a potbellied pig named Lucy and 7 chickens. In the summer, Mrs. Haskins enjoys going to her favorite beach (Hatteras, N.C.), the river, and the pool. She also loves fishing.

 

 

Ms. Brandy Sharpe, is entering into her 12th year of teaching kindergarten in Henrico County! She grew up in the Varina Division and attended Seven Pines Elementary, John Rolfe Middle, and Varina High School. Mrs.Sharpe graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Masters in Education. She currently resides in New Kent County with her husband and two beagles. Her favorite book series include Harry Potter and Pete The Cat. Mrs.Sharpe loves to cook, travel and take walks with dogs, Jake and Elwood. She is very excited about meeting her new Trevvett Tigers this year!

 

 

Ms. Carrie Gouldman, is excited to begin her tenth year as a kindergarten teacher. This year is going to be a little different, as her son is going to be in kindergarten too! Teaching is an absolute passion of hers! Her goal is to instill and establish a love of learning in her students. Carrie encourages parents to be jointly involved with her and their child’s learning in the classroom. She graduated from Old Dominion University and loves watching football games. Carrie returns to Virginia Beach often to spend time with family and friends. She lives in Glen Allen with her husband and their five-year-old son. They enjoy hiking, outside activities, and family time. Welcome, Trevvett Tigers!

 

Ms. Lisa Grossman has been a teacher here at Trevvett her entire career of 19 years (teaching first grade, fourth grade, and kindergarten). Mrs. Grossman’s family defines “a family that kicks together, sticks together.” Her entire family takes martial arts – her husband is a 6th degree Master, her 9 year old and 7 year old daughters are both 1st Degree Black Belts, and Mrs. Grossman is a 2nd degree Black Belt. She graduated from Longwood and Averett University with a B.S. and M.B.A. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking big meals, making homemade ice cream, and spending time with her family in the back yard. Although Mrs. Grossman has had a few interesting occupations in her lifetime such as being an Accountant, a Triathlete, and a Karate Instructor, she believes that teaching is the most rewarding because every day teachers can make a positive difference in shaping the future of the world.

Ms. Caroline Smith has taught kindergarten, second, and third grades for a total of 32 years. She is excited to begin another year here at Trevvett! She is originally from North Carolina. Mrs. Smith and her family moved to Richmond twenty-one years ago. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Campbell University in North Carolina. Mrs. Smith is married and has three children. All three of Mrs. Smith’s children attended Trevvett. Not only has she been a teacher her at Trevvett for the past nineteen years, but she has also been a Trevvett parent as well. Mrs. Smith feels that Trevvett will always hold a special place in her heart. In her free time, Mrs. Smith enjoys gardening, reading, and watching movies. She also enjoys spending time with her family and playing handbells at her church. Mrs. Smith enjoys teaching and watching her students grow both academically and socially each year. She looks forward to watching her future students grow and mature into life-long learners.

1st Grade

Ms. Jennifer Burnett, a first grade teacher, grew up in Hanover County. Mrs. Burnett is a VCU graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and taught preschool for many years before returning to school to pursue her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. She completed her certification in Elementary Education from the Mary Baldwin College of Education and student taught here at Trevvett. She loves teaching first grade and has been a member of the Trevvett family for five years. Mrs. Burnett resides in Glen Allen with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, decorating, reading mysteries, and playing with her pet golden retriever!

 

Ms. Heather Lang, a first grade teacher grew up in the DC suburbs and moved to the Richmond area to attend Randolph Macon College in Ashland, where she graduated with a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education. She is excited to start her twenty third year teaching this school year. Before teaching in Henrico she taught kindergarten in King William County for six years. After sixteen years teaching kindergarten Ms. Lang graduated to first grade. She lives in Chesterfield with her teenage son who attends George Mason University. Ms. Lang’s hobbies include scrapbooking, painting ornaments, decorating, and almost anything creative or crafty. She loves puns, word art and animals, especially owls, ladybugs, giraffes and chameleons. Ms. Lang is proud to have been a member of the Trevvett community for seventeen years and enjoys hearing of the successes of her former students.

Mrs. Nicole Nies loves teaching first grade at Trevvett Elementary. She was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Masters’ in Teaching in 2014. She is so excited to start her third year in first grade! Mrs. Nies loves traveling, cooking and spending time with her family. Her and her husband have a sweet puppy named Lucy. They love taking her outside, throwing her Frisbee and going on hikes. She is looking forward to this exciting year with Trevvett Tigers!

 

 

Ms. Small loves teaching first grade at Trevvett Elementary! She was born in Michigan but has spent most of her life in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Small received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early and Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. It is her mission as a teacher to motivate, inspire, encourage and support students while providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow both socially and academically. Ms. Small resides in Henrico with her son, Benjamin, and her two cats, Tucker and Logan. During her free time, she loves reading, hiking, and playing games with her family.

 

Ms. Sharon Chung is excited to teach her second year at Trevvett! She was born in San Jose, California and grew up in Dallas, Texas. Before graduating with her Biology degree, from the University of North Texas, she discovered her passion for education while tutoring and has been teaching ever since. In the past she has taught Pre-K, 4th grade, and tutored people of all ages. Her teaching philosophy centers on caring for every student. Her goals in the classroom are: model respect and empathy, nurture a love of learning, and promote questioning and problem solving skills for all students. Ms. Chung and her fiancée moved to Richmond from Texas last year and have enjoyed experiencing new adventures on the East Coast! In her free time, Ms. Chung enjoys watching movies, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and taking her cat Oleg on walks in the forest.

2nd Grade

Mrs. Karen Walker was born and raised in Delaware, attended college in North Carolina, and in 2003, planted her roots in Richmond. 2020 marks her 20th year in elementary education, mostly in 2nd grade! She has been a Tiger since 2008, when she joined the Trevvett family. Mrs. Walker has enjoyed connecting with the families in the area and teaching siblings, who may remember her by her maiden name, Ms. Myers. During her personal time, she enjoys working in her home, yard and garden. Her joys and hobbies also include: exercising, reading, a great cup of coffee, feeding and watching birds, dining out, playing games (spades & scrabble), beach vacations, and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Walker lives in Henrico with her husband David, stepsons Ethan & Jeremy, and their goldendoodle pup, Wally.

 

Mr. Billy Weldon, a 2nd grade teacher, is one of the most beloved teachers at Trevvett. After attending VCU and working in Corporate America for 15 years, Mr. Weldon realized his calling for teaching.He went back to school and received his certification in Elementary Education from The University of Richmond. After graduating, Mr. Weldon had the opportunity to be a board substitute teacher here at Trevvett in 2008. He felt a bond with the students and staff and was fortunate enough to be offered a teaching position the next school year. This will be Mr. Weldon’s thirteenth year teaching at Trevvett moving mostly between 1st and 2nd grade. In Mr. Weldon’s free time, he loves pretty much anything outside. His passions include running/exercising, landscaping, and spending time with family, friends and his dogs (LuLu and Jake).

Ms. Meaghann Fletcher, was born and raised in the Richmond area. She is a graduate of Western Governor’s University, where she earned a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s degree in Learning and Technology. Ms. Fletcher is entering her 5th year teaching, and thoroughly enjoys her time teaching second graders to love learning! In her free time, Miss. Fletcher enjoys exercising (workout classes), crafting, reading, going to the beach, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her family and her sweet pup Lila. Ms. Fletcher loves being a part of the Trevvett Tiger family!

 

 

Ms. Jaime Golden grew up in Henrico County and attended Carver Elementary, Byrd Middle (now Quioccasin Middle), and Godwin High School. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology (’03) and a Master’s in Teaching (’05). Mrs. Golden began her teaching career at Trevvett in 2006 and has taught kindergarten, second, and fifth grade! Teaching multiple grade levels over the years at Trevvett has given Mrs. Golden a unique opportunity to teach many students multiple times, which she cherishes very much! Trevvett is a very integral part of Ms. Golden’s life…it’s where her career began, where she met her husband, and now she is also a proud Trevvett parent! When Ms. Golden isn’t teaching, you can find her spending time with her family, loving on her cat, traveling near and far, dreaming of all things Disney, getting lost in books, and crafting up a storm. She is looking forward to starting another year at Trevvett, which she considers her home away from home!

Ms. Shenika Robinson True teachers are born. As early as first grade, she knew she’d be a teacher. With an instinctive curiosity constantly leading to seek new information and to discover how things work, (including the most obscure and random), Ms. Robinson is a true depiction of a lifelong learner. Her roots stem from North Carolina, where she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Today, more than ever, she realized that my time spent at the Curry School of Education has given her an educational foundation beyond any classroom, instilling a norm of excellence and guiding acknowledgement, acceptance and an openness to understand differences at an integral age. She has also done additional graduate work towards a masters degree in Counseling Education at Virginia State University, taught preschool in Guilford Co. NC, Highland Co.VA (by way of Augusta Co. VA), kindergarten in a multiple intelligences magnet school, in Guilford Co. NC and first through third grades in Henrico Co. VA. Although some think she’s a spring chicken, Ms. Robinson has been teaching since 1999. During her spare time, she enjoys various Pinterest projects, decorating, organizing and creating. Ms. Robinson also attends church, tries to catch a few of her students’ extracurricular games/activities and take time out for her family and friends each weekend.

3rd Grade

Ms. Jocelyn Hufnell is excited to begin her sixth year at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! This year will be her twenty second year in the classroom. Even though elementary school has changed a lot during her career, her focus on meeting all students’ academic and social needs has never changed. Ms. Hufnell is a graduate of James Madison University and Hollins University and has taught second, third and fourth grades. Ms. Hufnell is the proud parent of three amazing daughters who attend Henrico County Schools. She is also a Trevvett Tiger parent to a fifth grade student. In her spare time Ms. Hufnell enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and going for bike rides. She loves to spend time with her dog Georgie and guinea pigs Bean and Chubbs.

 

Ms. Emily L’Heureux, is ready to begin her third year teaching 3rd grade at Trevvett Elementary School. Before joining the Trevvett family, she taught 3rd grade for three years in Newport News. She also taught technology, in Staunton, for two years. Ms. L’Heureux graduated from Mary Baldwin University with a major in history and minor in elementary education. She loves incorporating songs and movement into her instruction to keep students engaged and help them remember concepts. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing house projects, exercising and of course going on adventures with her son. Go Tigers!

 

 

Ms. Ashley Peay, is thrilled to be a third grade teacher at Trevvett Elementary! She grew up right here in Henrico and loves her community. After spending a lot of time with her younger siblings, she realized her love of teaching. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Teaching. Go Rams! She is extremely excited to continue her passion of teaching as a Trevvett Tiger for a fourth school year. Mrs. Peay loves spending time with friends and family, gardening, and playing outside with her big dogs, Dice and Harley. She loves to read mystery books and paint on canvas in her spare time.

 

 

Ms. Laura Whitlow is excited to begin her first year at Trevvett Elementary.  She holds a Master of Teaching degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and is starting her twenty-third year with Henrico County Schools.   During that time, she has taught first, second, and third grades.  When she is not teaching, Mrs. Whitlow enjoys sailing with her husband and their friends, reading mystery books, gardening, and baking desserts.  She also enjoys walking her dog, Xena.

4th Grade

Mrs. Julissa Rowell (Diaz), is thrilled to continue teaching at Trevvett Elementary! Go Tigers! Prior to Trevvett, Mrs. Rowell worked as a 1st and 3rd grade teacher in Richmond City Public Schools. Originally, Mrs. Rowell was born and raised in Arlington, VA but moved to Richmond after she received her bachelors and Masters in Teaching from VCU. Recently, Mrs. Rowell earned her Educational Leadership certificate from Virginia Tech! Go Hokies! Besides teaching, Mrs. Rowell enjoys spending time with her son, hubs and their black lab!

 

 

Ms. Olivia Aiken is so proud to be a Trevvett Tiger! I grew up in Virginia Beach and got my degree at Radford University. This is my fourth year teaching in Henrico County, and I love it! I moved to the Richmond area four years ago to be with my fiancé and our two cats! In my spare time I love to read, try new foods, and play video games!

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Ellen Porter (Harris) is starting her 9th year of teaching and her third year at Trevvett in the Gifted Zone Center. She moved to Richmond two years ago from Atlanta and is so happy to call Virginia home now. She attended Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate degree in Education. Then she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement and her Gifted Endorsement. This summer she got married! You might know her better as Ms. Harris. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching football (Go Chiefs!), and spending time with her friends and family. She is looking forward to an another awesome year!

 

 

Mr. Jason Sandahl is excited to begin his first year of teaching at Trevvett after completing his first student teaching placement here. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance from Louisiana State University. In 2009 he moved to Richmond and began his career teaching. Since living in Richmond, he has taught dance and gymnastics, worked as a private preschool teacher, and most recently worked in the Education Department at Virginia Repertory Theatre as a Teaching Artist. In 2018 he decided to go back to school and in 2020 he received his Masters of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching TV, going for runs, and cooking (he makes a pretty mean Gumbo).

5th Grade

 

Ms. Christina Brown is thrilled to continue into her fourth year of teaching at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! Ms. Brown earned her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a minor in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is a proud J.M.U. alumni! Ms. Brown searches for and welcomes opportunities to grow as a person and a teacher. Ms. Brown is particularly interested in student engagement and a positive classroom environment. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, yoga, puzzles, and spending time with friends and family!

 

 

Ms. Caitlin Poland  is all ready for her 3rd year a Trevvett Tiger! Ms. Poland will be in her 15th year of teaching and 9th year teaching in the field of Gifted Education. She attended Radford University for undergrad and is currently working towards a masters at U of R. Ms. Poland’s favorite subject is science and she loves creating hands-on real life math activities for her students. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Poland can be found playing with her little dog Hazel, venturing out to awesome restaurants and cruising farmers markets with a cup of coffee! Let’s go Tigers!

 

 

Ms. Yael Fletcher is thrilled to be in her third year at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! Before coming to Trevvett, she taught at the MathScience Innovation Center, and brings her passion for hands-on exploration with her wherever she goes. Mrs. Fletcher grew up in an Army family and got to live all over the United States and abroad. She earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in anthropology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Richmond, with an endorsement in gifted education. When she is not at school, she loves to relax with her family and little dog named Buttons. Her favorite things are unwinding on the beach, good food with friends, and exploring new things. Mrs. Fletcher is also super obsessed riddles and puzzles, and can often be found checking out escape rooms around town.

 

Ms. Lindsey Harris is thrilled to be a new member of the Trevvett family and can’t wait to get to know her colleagues, students and community members! She grew up in Florida, moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2011 and graduated from VCU with her undergraduate degree and Masters of Teaching in May of 2016. She taught second grade for four years in the City of Richmond before making her way to Henrico County this fall. Her favorite subject is Social Science; she loves to listen to podcasts, cook, and do just about ANYTHING outdoors with her husband and her daughter. She cannot wait to see what’s in store this year because together, we can succeed at anything! Let’s go Tigers!

Exceptional Education 

 

Ms. Erin Rawls graduated from Longwood College with a Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Spanish in 2001. After working as a foster care social worker for Hopewell DSS and as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator at Children’s Hospital, Ms.Rawls went through the alternative teacher licensure program and became a special education teacher for children birth to 5 years of age. This will be her 15th year of teaching preschool for children with special needs and truly cannot think of any other career she would rather have. In addition to being a dogsitter in her spare time, she enjoys reading, swimming, doting on her two rescue dogs, Patches and Abby, and planning her trip to the Middle East for Spring 2020.

 

Ms. Stefanie Maruszewski, a special education teacher, she has taught at Trevvett for 14 years. She has had the pleasure of teaching and working with many different grade levels and those teaching experiences have proven very valuable. Prior to teaching in Henrico County Public Schools, she taught in Powhatan County Public Schools. She grew up in Oakton, Virginia in Fairfax County Va. Ms. Maruszewski graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, go Jackets! She moved to Richmond after working in Fairfax County Public Schools. She is a shopaholic! Ms. Maruszewski is a huge sports fan, she especially LOVES the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ms. M’s most favorite thing is being with her family and friends. –Go Trevvett Tigers!

 

Ms. Katie Duffy is excited for her second year as a Trevvett Tiger! She was born and bred in Virginia, earned her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, and earned her Master’s in Teaching at the University of Virginia. She has taught for three years in Fairfax County Public Schools and one year in Henrico County Public Schools. She loves teaching and inspiring students be to lifelong learners. When not teaching or playing with her son, Mrs. Duffy enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, cheering on the Hokies and Capitals, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

 

Ms. Jacquelyn Meade (Price) is looking forward to continuing to work with the Special Education team at Trevvett Elementary School. Jacquelyn spent her elementary years living in the frozen north (New York) before finding her true home state in Virginia. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Business Administration and proceeded to work in corporate America for over a decade. A mother to four wonderful daughters, she is very cognizant of how quickly they grow up and tries to make the most of her time with them. As a girl scout leader for more than 12 years and an avid animal rescuer, her house is always filled with children with both two and four legs. Mrs. Meade received her Masters of Teaching with a concentration in Special Education from Liberty University as well as earning her EdS in Educational Leadership from there as well. She began working in Henrico County during the 2017-18 school year and excited to continue to help the students learn and grow. Mrs. Meade hopes that her desire to be a lifelong learner will motivate her students to do the same. Her favorite quote is: “It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns, as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.”

 

Mrs. Kathryn Barisano is excited to join the Trevvett family as the school’s speech-language pathologist! One of her favorite saying is, “Everyone deserves a voice.” Her ultimate goal is to remind students that their voices truly matter. Ms. Barisano attended James Madison University where she earned her undergraduate degree and Master of Science degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She is a proud Double Duke! Prior to the 20-21 school year, she enjoyed the opportunity of providing speech-language services in both an out-patient and school setting.  In her spare time Ms. Barisano loves drinking coffee, reading, baking, exploring new places, and spending time with family.

 

Mrs. Henderson was Born in Charlottesville Va, moved to Richmond VA 32 years ago. She has been married for 30 years and has a 28 year old daughter. Mrs. Henderson absolutely loves children. She also owned and operated a in-home state regulated child care (Little Friends Childcare) for 21 years while completing my Associates of Applied Science with major in Early Childhood Development (Magna cum laude) from J Sargeant Reynolds and received Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate from James Madison University! Some of her hobbies include camping, cooking, decorating & partying with family & friends!

Yes,Mrs. Henderson loves her job!!

Resource Team 

Ms. Lourdes Gordillo, A.K.A Mrs. G, is from Peru. There she studied Business Administration. Her husband is also Peruvian, but they met here in the United States (Florida). They got married and had two daughters, Carolina and Michelle. She studied to be an educator in Florida. She has always loved to work with children.She feels that every day is special with kids and that it is an amazing feeling when a child comes up to her and says, “Hey Mrs. G, Look what I can do!” and “I get it now!” She has faith and that they can accomplish anything they try to do. She believes that they just need encouragement to not give up. She tries her absolute best and enjoys letting them know that they can do it and not to give up. Overall she loves being a teacher and everything that comes with it.

 

Mr. Brandtin Holscher, Health & Physical Education, will be serving in his third year at Trevvett Elementary and his eighth-year teaching overall. Mr. Holscher is from the small rural town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, which is quite close to the historical Gettysburg Battlefield. His parents, two siblings, and niece & nephew all reside in/near his hometown. He is very close with his family and tries to visit them as often as he can. Growing up Mr. Holscher was always active as he played soccer, football, baseball, wrestling, and ice hockey. After years of trying out different sports, he found that ice hockey was his true passion. He played travel hockey for the Hagerstown Bulldogs and High School Division 1 Prep at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School. He continued playing hockey at the collegiate level for the West Virginia University Mountaineers Division I and Division II programs. During his time at WVU, Mr. Holscher studied elementary education with a concentration in general sciences. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 where he earned his master’s degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, he moved to Sterling, (and later Reston) Virginia, where he taught 3rd Grade for four years at Sterling Elementary. After earning his certification in Health and Physical Education in the Spring of 2017, Mr. Holscher made the move out of the classroom and into the gymnasium. In May of 2018 Mr. Holscher proposed to his now wife before venturing from NOVA to Richmond. About a year after their marriage, Mr. Holscher and his wife purchased a home in the Richmond area and are excited to see what new journeys lie ahead of them. Mr. Holscher loves listening to country music, 80’s metal/rock/glam rock, anything 90’s (BSB for life), and everything in between. His interests outside of school include hiking, fishing, power lifting, running, reading mystery novels, and spending time with his family and friends. Although Mr. Holscher is a physical education teacher, he still manages to support his students in all areas of education (given his classroom background) by providing as many cross-curricular experiences as possible.

Ms. Latisha Robertson, our ESL teacher, loves being a part of the talented and dedicated resource team at Trevvett Elementary. Mrs. Robertson’s classroom learning environment promotes fun, growth, and a sense of family. She was inspired by her 12th grade English teacher, Ms. Copeland to pursue teaching and implement the same intimate atmosphere in her classroom. Her students know they are important, and her goal is to make sure ALL students feel loved around her. Building positive relationships with students, parents, and staff has always been significant to her. You can always find Mrs. Robertson around the building giving out lots of hugs and smiles! Mrs. Robertson is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade in Petersburg and Henrico County. In 2017, she received her endorsement for English as a Second Language and joined the Trevvett family. Mrs. Robertson was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up in a military family. She has lived in Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kansas. Currently, she lives in Chesterfield County with her husband, Ray and their two children, Rayshaun and Makenzi. She enjoys traveling, watching romantic comedies, reading, and spending quality time with her family. She is a HUGE Washington Redskins fan; however, nothing compares to the love she has for her favorite athlete-Rayshaun!

Mr. Nathan Heatley, has been teaching at Trevvett now for 24 years and proudly loves our family/community as his own and always will. He is also a proud new Father to his own 15 month old Daughter Tallulah Heatley who is keeping him very busy changing diapers, chasing toys, playing music, learning colors and reading fun children’s books. Mr. Heatley is enthusiastic about the new adventures in Trevvett’s Art space this year once we return. We will be enjoying some new programs and festivals showcasing student art work throughout the year upon our return to the classroom. The young artists at Trevvett will be exploring many fun multicultural, historical, tactile art projects though the school year. Some of these projects will be African masks from the culture of Dan, Native American dream catchers of the Sioux nation, various headdresses from many different cultures, Mexican folk art, Aboriginal painting, Greek and Roman regalia, ceramics, architecture, and many hands on 3D sculptural projects focusing on cultural diversity. Many of the artists at Trevvett have had art work that was picked and selected to go to many shows last year like the Black History Month, Suntrust show, Central Office show, School Board show, Youth Art Month Show, Lewis Ginter show, VCU show, and the countywide Arts Festival, all though it was cancelled because of the Covid, he has plans to use artwork from last year as well. These same opportunities will be here this year and we are excited to see what creative works will appear in them. We are so excited to get this school year started and spread our creative wings. We hope to see many families during our shows and festivals once things are safe. Please come on out and support your children/our wonderful students when you can at these events. It will mean a lot to the visual artists’ of Trevvett who missed these opportunities last year and moving into our new experiences as a TREVVETT FAMILY!!! We are STRONG!!!

Mr. Will Pattie, was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Arlington, VA. He is a music educator, conductor and instrumental performer with a wide spectrum of musical interests and experience. After graduating with honors in Music Education from VCU, he traveled to Cairo, Egypt where he taught high school band and guitar and conducted community orchestras for two years. He returned to the U.S. to pursue graduate conducting studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. While earning his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, he was awarded instrumental music scholarships and conducted performances with The CUA Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble including fully-staged performances of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute. During his time in the DC area he conducted the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra of Annapolis, MD and was the Middle School Orchestra Director for the KIPP DC Charter School for four years. He fell in love with elementary music education after working in his first elementary school in Arlington, VA where he also spoke on behalf of the Arlington County Superintendent to incoming staff on best practices for establishing resilient classroom communities. Since moving to Richmond, VA in 2017 he has served as Music Teacher for An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School and is going into his 2nd year as Music Teacher for Maude Trevvett Elementary School in Henrico, VA. He has also been a recognized music educator featured on Henrico Public Schools’ televised Today’s Classroom. Outside of school he serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Philharmonic. He also serves as Head Conductor of The VCU Health Orchestra, an orchestra made up of doctors, nurses and hospital staff based out of the VCU Health System dedicated to performing in and around the hospital community. He has conducted performances with Classical Revolution RVA featuring soloists and members of the Richmond and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. You can see performance videos of him conducting on his YouTube Channel. He has taught professionally from levels PreK-12th grade and in all disciplines including elementary general music, beginning to advanced band and string performance, guitar, and chorus. His professional educational interests focus on music literacy, classroom management, and beginning instrumental applications. He performs professionally as a conductor and instrumentally on trombone and guitar. He is excited to be a member of the Trevvett team and family and looks forward to continuing to participate in building strong musical and community foundations with all students, families, and staff. When he is not performing or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his 6 year-old daughter, 1 year-old son, inspiring wife, Andrea, and international cuisine.

Ms. Terri Threadgold is so very excited to join the Trevvett Team and proudly call herself the Trevvett Tiger Librarian! She has previously taught 1st grade for several years as well as middle school English/Literature. Most recently she has served as an Interventionist for HCPS while she earned her Library Endorsement.She will have her masters completed in School Librarianship this summer. Mrs. Threadgold have three children, Anna (14), TJ(10), Oscar(9) and one boxer puppy, LuLu! They enjoy playing golf and tennis as a family, being on the water, and playing with LuLu. Although they are not Richmond natives, they have been here for almost 15 years and RVA is home!

Interventionalists

Ms. Cindy Osborne an Interventionist, is a native Henricoan. She attended Johnson, Brookland and Hermitage before getting her degree in special education from the University of Virginia. She taught at Highland Springs and Henrico High Schools before taking a sharp left turn and beginning an IT career at SunTrust Bank, where she worked for 32 years. Her three daughters went to Godwin High School and are all proud Hokie graduates. In her spare time, Cindy loves to read, sew, travel and spend time with her three grandchildren. Her husband, Bruce, attended Maude Trevvett as a child, and Cindy is very excited to be returning for her fourth year as a Trevvett Tiger!

Ms. Debbie Prillaman, an Interventionist, is excited to return to Trevvett for her twelfth year. She graduated from Averett University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught kindergarten, preschool, SOL remediation, reading and math intervention, as well as serving as the director of a preschool. Debbie and her husband Sam have two adult children and a granddaughter. Some of her favorite activities include time with family, reading, sewing, and baking.

Technology

Mr. Zachary Tuckwiller, our Technology Support Technician III, was born and raised in the Varina area of Henrico County. He graduated from Varina High School in 1997, and has been a Technology Support Technician for Henrico County Public Schools since July of 2000. He currently lives in Highland Springs, and enjoys vegetable gardening and helping others however he can.

Cafeteria Staff

Ms. Roane, Manager

Ms. Kidd

Ms. Aziz

Ms. Banks

Ms. Randolph

Mrs. Elbertanna Mallory was apart of the Retirement Class of 2019 in Chesterfield County where she proudly made a difference as an Instructional Assistant for 16 years.  She is proud of her 26 years of total service as an Educator.  Mrs. Mallory is excited to join the Maude Trevvett family.  In her free time she enjoys family and church activities as well as shopping, making wreaths and eating out.  She especially cherishes time spent with her husband of 34 years, two sons, and grandson.

Specialists

Jasen Cooper, Behavior Support Facilitator

Lamonte Theus, Restorative Behavior Technician

Custodial Staff

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