Arainau Neal – Principal: is excited to enter her 19th year in education. She will begin her third year as principal at Trevvett Elementary and her seventh year as a school administrator. Mrs. Neal is from the Bronx, New York where most of her family still resides. Mrs. Neal knew in 7th grade that she wanted to become an educator, however after a few years of teaching she felt the need to make a greater impact on today’s youth. Mrs. Neal attended Virginia State University where she received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Each year as a classroom teacher, she only had an effect on about 20 young lives, but as an administrator Mrs. Neal has had an impact on an entire school by providing guidance to teachers, by supervising the conduct of youth, creating activities that stimulate socialization and educational enrichment. In her free time, Mrs. Neal loves spending time with her husband, 4th grade son and beating her son in chess.
Jasmine Williams – Associate Principal: It is with great pleasure and excitement to serve as the incoming associate principal for the 2022-2023 school year. I am honored to work alongside Mrs. Neal and the tiger community to support the vision of Maude Trevvett Elementary as well as Henrico County Public Schools. I am a product of Henrico County Public Schools and have lived in the area since. My educational experiences include a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership. I have served as an Innovative Learning Coach in HCPS, along with a wealth of experience in the elementary classroom. I am excited to continue strengthening the opportunities for authentic, deeper learning experiences with our students at Trevvett. I look forward to connecting more with the Trevvett community!
Kristine Lara – Student Support Teacher:is very humbled and honored to work as the Student Support Teacher (SST)for Maude Trevvett Elementary this school year. Mrs. Lara completed all of her studies at VCU which include, Bachelor of Science; Biology, Master of Teaching in Elementary Education and Post-Graduate Certificate in Administration and Supervision. She has been dedicated to the field of education for more than fourteen years. Mrs. Lara has worked with students ranging in age from 1st through 5th grade. As a product of Henrico County Public Schools, she started her teaching career at Holladay Elementary before moving to Glen Allen Elementary. She has held numerous roles in the school building spanning across many realms including Safety, Mentor Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Staff Development Presenter, and Team Trainer for Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. On a more personal note, Mrs. Lara has a wonderful and supportive family. Her husband, Ramon and she enjoy spending time with their two children Ramon, Jr. and Isabela. They love traveling and spending quality time at home with each other.
Ms. Quanisha Grimes is excited to begin her second year as a Trevvett Tiger! She is originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania but has been in the Richmond area for the past 7 years. Coming from a big family inspired her to go into the human services field. She graduated from Cheyney University with a B.A in Psychology and then received her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in School and Mental Health Counseling. She has worked on both the middle and high school levels and now enjoys the work that is done at the elementary level. In addition to school counseling, she is also working towards becoming a licensed therapist to continue to support children’s mental health. Her professional interest includes health and wellness, mentorship for girls, mental health awareness, and supporting families. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family and friends, watching criminal psychology shows, exercising, traveling, and hobbies such as skin care and make-up.
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Mrs. Jessica Sop, Innovative Learning Coach, is thrilled to kick off her 12th year in education! Mrs. Sop is a Richmond native and a Midlothian High School and James Madison University grad. She started her teaching career with unique experiences including the Disney College Program, teaching abroad in Italy, and serving as an ESL teacher at a private international school in Washington, DC. Mrs. Sop spent 8 years as a fifth grade teacher (first in Williamsburg and then here at Trevvett) before becoming an ILC. Now, as an ILC, she enjoys working with the entire Tiger family to bring the Henrico Learner Profile, digital resources, and STEAM to life in our classrooms! In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband, watching reality TV and home decorating shows, organizing all the things, and playing with her pups Charlie and Brody!
Mrs. Kelly Vance, Reading Coach, is excited to kicked off her 15th year! She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Vance graduated from Moravian University 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. Mrs. Vance loves being active, whether running, playing volleyball or watching sports. Her favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies. In her free time, Mrs. Vance enjoys spending time at the beach, relaxing with her husband & family, spending time with her St. Bernedoodle – Yona. She is looking forward to learning, teaching, and roaring with the Tigers!
Nurse Elliot is very excited to be in the school nurse position here at Trevvett Elementary! She have been a RN for over 20 years in various nursing positions throughout her career. She is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and is still a huge Vols fan! Richmond area has been her home since 2016 and she loves living here with so many things to do! She has 4 grandchildren in both Charlottesville and Richmond and enjoy spending a lot of time with them. She also enjoys reading, quilting, being outdoors and travel.
Mrs. Tracey Skinner, Office Supervisor, 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.
Mrs. Amy Jones, joined the Trevvett family as an Office Assistant 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 30 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. Carrie Gouldman is excited to begin her twelfth year as a kindergarten teacher, and her seventh year at the best school around, TREVETT! 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 going back to watch 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 seven-year-old son, Grant. They enjoy hiking, outside activities, and family time. Welcome, Trevvett Tigers.
Mrs. Lisa Grossman has been a teacher here at Trevvett her entire career of 20 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 12 year old daughter is a 2nd Degree Black Belt, and her 10 year daughter is a 1st Degree Black Belt, and Mrs. Grossman is a 2nd degree Black Belt. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking big meals, making homemade ice cream, and spending time with her family in the back yard playing with their puppy Cinnamon. 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. Heather Lang is a kindergarten teacher who 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 fifth year teaching this school year and to be returning to kindergarten after eight years in first grade. Before teaching in Henrico Ms. Lang taught kindergarten in King William County for six years. She lives in Chesterfield with her 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 nineteen years and enjoys hearing of the successes of her former students.
Ms. Small loves teaching the primary grades 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. Jenny Allman is a Kindergarten teacher. This will be her 8th year teaching and her first year here at Trevvett! She is so excited to be a Kindergarten teacher at Trevvett this year! She originally grew up in Connecticut, but went to VCU for college in 2010. Ms. Allman received her masters in education degree from George Washington University and lived in the NOVA area for a few years. She has been living in the Richmond for 7 years and loves being here! She has been teaching in Chesterfield for the past 6 years and have been teaching Kindergarten for 5 of those years. She loves swimming, hiking and listening to music.
Mrs. Jennifer Burnett is excited to teach first grade for her eighth year at Trevvett! 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. 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 retrievers!
Mrs. Caroline Smith has been teaching elementary for the past 34 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-three 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 21 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 loves to spend time with her 4-year old grandson as much as she can. This school year will be special for Mrs. Smith because she gets to loop with her kindergarten class to first grade.
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 fifth year in first grade! Mrs. Nies loves traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and puppy Lucy. Mrs. Nies loves spending time with her 1 1/2 year old daughter. She is looking forward to this exciting year with Trevvett Tigers.
Ms. Emina Susic is excited to work at Trevvett Elementary! She’s been teaching for the past five years, working with 2nd graders for two years before moving to 1st grade. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Masters’ in Teaching in 2017. She was born in Bosnia and lived in California for ten years before moving to Virginia. She loves driving to different states and exploring new places with her mom and her dog, Joey. She also enjoys listening to music, painting, and reading.
Mr. Billy Weldon, 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 fourteenth 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 , Jake and Beano).
Ms. Sharon Holguin is excited to teach her fourth year at Trevvett! She was born in 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. She completed her alternative certification to become a teacher in 2018, earning certifications in Elementary Education K-6, English as a Second Language K-12, and Middle School Science 6-8. In the past she has taught Pre-K, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and tutored people of all ages. Her teaching philosophy centers around caring for every student and supporting them to do their very best in their educational journey. Mrs. Holguin and her husband moved to Richmond in 2019 and have enjoyed experiencing new adventures on the East Coast! In her free time, Mrs. Holguin enjoys movies, books, video games, and taking her cat Oleg and dog Copper on walks in the forest.
Mrs. Sydney Webster is so excited to begin her journey with Henrico County Public Schools at Trevvett! She is entering her 8th year of teaching and has taught first and second grade in Chesterfield County. Mrs. Webster earned her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University (GO DUKES)! She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and puppy Hazel, hanging with friends and family, working out, and adventuring to new places.
Ms. Sarah Raabe is so excited to be starting her first year of teaching as a second grade teacher. When Ms. Raabe was in second grade herself, she decided she wanted to be a teacher, so it is special that she gets to start her career in the same grade. Ms. Raabe grew up in Henrico County and is a HCPS graduate. She is, also, a recent graduate from James Madison University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a minor in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, catching up on her favorite shows and crafting. Ms. Raabe is so happy to call Trevvett her new home and she can’t wait to make many memories with her students! Go Tigers!
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 7th year teaching, and thoroughly enjoys teaching students to love learning! In her free time, Ms. 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!
Mrs. Jaime Golden grew up in Henrico County and is a HCPS graduate. 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 cats, 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.
Ms. Abigail Bittner is ready for her second year of teaching at Trevvett! She grew up in Henrico County and is an HCPS graduate. She attended James Madison University and graduated with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. When Ms. Bittner isn’t teaching, you can find her playing with her dog Maverick, reading a book, listening to podcasts, or at the gym.
Cammie Scott is so excited to be starting her second year of teaching at Trevvett! Before teaching at Trevvett, Ms. Scott was a 4th grade teacher in Richmond Public Schools. She is originally from Virginia and grew up in the Short Pump area until her family moved to Colorado when she was in 5th grade. Ms. Scott graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (Go Bears!) and received a bachelors in Elementary Education (K-6) with a focus in Social Studies. After graduation, Ms. Scott decided to move back to VA to be closer to family and friends. When she isn’t at school, you may find her spending time with her family and friends, playing with her Saint Bernard, Lucy, and cat, Cash, reading a good book, or venturing out to find a new coffee shop. She is beyond pumped for this school year with 3rd grade! Let’s make this year an awesome one! Go Tigers!
Ms. Emily L’Heureux is excited to start her 10th year teaching. This will be her fifth year teaching at Trevvett. Before joining the Trevvett family, she taught 3rd grade for three years in Newport News and technology for two years in Staunton. Ms. L’Heureux graduated from Mary Baldwin University with a major in history and minor in elementary education. She loves incorporating technology and student centered learning opportunities to keep students engaged and help them take ownership of their learning in her HEF Future Learning Space. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing house projects, hiking, and going on adventures with her son. Go Tigers!
Ms. Jocelyn Hufnell is excited to begin her eighth year at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! This year will be her twenty third 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. 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 pig Bean.
Mrs. Ashley Peay is thrilled to be a Tiger for another year with her Trevvett Family! She grew up right here in Henrico and loves this 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. Most recently, she finished her Gifted Education Endorsement and Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership at VCU. Go Rams! Mrs. Peay loves spending time with friends and family, gardening, and playing outside with her son, Bennett, and German Shepherd, Harley. She loves to read books and travel to new places!
Mr. Jason Sandahl is excited to begin his third year of teaching at Trevvett! 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).
Mrs. Christina Brown is thrilled to continue into another great 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 excited for another year as a Trevvett Tiger! Ms. Poland graduated from Radford University and this will be in her 17th year teaching! Ms. Poland has a passion for bringing real world application and experience to her science and math classroom. Students in Ms. Poland’s class are often seen collaborating on STEAM activities by designing, building and testing their ideas! During her free time she can be found playing with her dog Hazel, venturing out to awesome restaurants around Richmond, reading mystery novels and cruising farmers markets with a cup of coffee! Let’s go Tigers!
Mrs. Lindsey Harris is thrilled to be returning to Trevvett for her third year in 5th grade! She moved to Richmond from Florida a little over a decade ago to attend VCU, and graduated in 2016 with her undergraduate degree and Masters of Teaching. Mrs. Harris is committed to helping her students see the meaning behind day-to-day tasks and the importance of putting effort into everything you do. The goal is for students to leave her classroom feeling life-ready, enthusiastic for what’s to come, and in control of their obligations and their interests. The sky’s the limit! In her down time, Mrs. Harris enjoys cooking, exercising, and being outdoors with her family. She cannot wait to kick-off the 2022-2023 school year- it’s going to be unforgettable! Let’s go Tigers!
Mr. Cameron Webster is ecstatic to finally be in a classroom teaching for his first year! He has been part of the Trevvett family going on three years in multiple roles. His first year at Trevvett he was a lunch monitor and followed that up with being a Instructional Assistant/Permanent Substitute. Mr. Webster was born and raised in Henrico County and currently attends Old Dominion University working on his Master of Teaching. In his spare time you can find Mr. Webster rooting for the Steelers or watching sports. His goal for his students is to leave elementary school feeling unstoppable! Let’s Just Do It!
Ms. Erin Rawls is thrilled to be back for her 18th year as an Early Childhood Special Educator for Trevvett’s PEDD Program. She graduated from Longwood College in 2001 with a degree in Psychology and completed coursework to obtain her teacher’s license in Early Childhood Special Education from VCU in 2005. In her spare time, she can be found reading in her hammock, hanging out at the pool, dogsitting, volunteering with Friendship Circle, and spending time with her dog, Patches.
Mrs. Katie Duffy is looking forward to another year as a Trevvett Tiger! She was born and bred in Virginia, earned her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her Master’s in Teaching at the University of Virginia. She has taught for three years in Fairfax County Public Schools and three years in Henrico County Public Schools. She loves teaching and inspiring students be to lifelong learners. When not teaching, Mrs. Duffy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors, and goofing around with her son and husband.
Mrs. Kathryn Barisano is looking forward to her third year with the Trevvett family as the school’s speech-language therapist! One of her favorite sayings 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. Lourdes Gordillo, A.K.A Mrs. G, is from Peru. She is entering her year 10th working at Trevvett, and her 7th year working at the library. In Peru she studied Business Administration, and now she is working on her American Sign Language Associate degree at Reynolds Community College. Her husband is also Peruvian, but they met here in the United States (Florida). They got married and had two daughters, Carolina and Michelle, and a very cute dog Lucky. 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 is entering his 10th year teaching with this year being his 5th year at Trevvett Elementary. He earned his Masters Degree in Elementary Education in 2013 at West Virginia University, then moved to Northern Virginia where he taught 3rd Grade in Loudoun County for 4 years. After earning his endorsement in Health & Physical Education in 2017, Mr. Holscher left the classroom to pursue his passion for health and fitness. He taught Health & PE for one year in Loudoun County before moving to Richmond with his wife. In his role as a Health & Physical Educator, Mr. Holscher strives to bridge the gap between academics and physical fitness. He firmly believes that consistent exercise and a well-balanced diet are directly related to student achievement both inside and outside of the classroom. Subsequently, it his mission to provide his students the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy decisions at school, home, and throughout the course of their lives. Outside of teaching Mr. Holscher enjoys listening to country music, weight training, hiking, fishing, playing video games, and trying out new and healthy recipes in the kitchen. Most importantly he enjoys spending time with his wife, their son Braiden, and their dog Oshie. Mr. Holscher is beyond excited for the 2022-2023 school year and cannot wait to see his Tiger family once again.
Mrs. Latisha Robertson, our LIEP 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 Washington Commanders fan; however, nothing compares to the love she has for her favorite athletes-Rayshaun and Makenzi!
Mr. Jason Spellman is an instructional assistant for ESL. He believes that helping others who are different than you, creates empathy and builds relationships that enriches the community. Since 2016, Mr. Spellman has performed numerous duties and filled different roles in the public school system to help students/families in K-12, but he especially loves to laugh at the wildy, imaginative stories kindergartners tell. He was twice awarded the Staff Member of the Month and has several degrees and certificates in a variety of things, but everyone says he should probably just get his teaching license at this point. In his sparing free time, Mr. Spellman enjoys watching documentaries, identifying birds/trees wherever he happens to be, baking delicious cookies with his high school buddies at his weekend job, and sipping his morning coffee during long periods of quiet time on the porch. His goal this school year is to get better at beating Mrs. Vance at the daily Wordle before bus duty at Trevvett.
Mr. Nathan Heatley has been teaching at Trevvett now for 26 years and proudly loves our family/community as his own and always will. He is also a proud Father to his three year old Daughter Tallulah who is keeping him very busy chasing toys, playing music, learning about colors, drawing and reading fun children’s books. Mr. Heatley is enthusiastic about the new adventures in Trevvett’s Art space this year. 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 art works 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 like 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. 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. Please come on out and support your children/our wonderful students. It will mean a lot to the visual artists’ of our TREVVETT FAMILY!!! We are STRONG!!!
Mr. Will Pattie is excited to be going into his 4th year as the Music Teacher at Trevvett! Will earned a BM in Music Education from VCU and has also earned a Masters of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Catholic University in Washington, DC. In addition to teaching he currently serves as the Conductor for the VCU Medical Orchestra (featured on NBC’s The Today Show) and Assistant Conductor for the Richmond Philharmonic. He has taught overseas in Cairo, Egypt, and stateside in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC. He has experience teaching all grade levels PreK-12th and in all fields of study including band, orchestra, chorus, and general music.
Mrs. Terri Threadgold is so very excited start her 3rd year on the Trevvett Team and proudly calls herself the Trevvett Tiger Librarian! She has previously taught in the elementary classroom for several years as well as middle school English/Literature. Most recently she earned her master’s degree in School Librarianship from Longwood University. Mrs. Threadgold and her husband, Thomas, have three children, Anna (16), TJ(12), Oscar(11) and two boxer puppies, LuLu and Sunshine! They enjoy playing golf and tennis as a family, being on the water, family game night and playing with LuLu & Sunshine. Although they are not Richmond natives, they have been here for over 16 years and RVA is home!
Kelly Jordan-Wilson is so excited to be at Trevvett this year as the Gifted Resource Teacher. She is looking forward to bringing her gifted experience to Trevvett as she starts her 23rd year in Henrico County in gifted programs. Mrs. Jordan-Wilson loves providing opportunities to her students that will allow them to grow and stretch their thinking. When not at school, she loves boating, the beach and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Ms. Debbie Prillaman is excited to return to Trevvett for her fourteenth 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 Debbie’s favorite activities include time with family, reading, sewing, and baking.
Diaya Braxton: Bio Coming Soon
Instructional Assistants and Support Staff
Mrs. Susan Conner was born and raised in S.C. She attended DeVry University in Atlanta, Ga. where she received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. With this degree, Mrs. Conner worked in the computer industry for 10 years. She received her Masters in Business from Averett University. Her husband Ron and her have twin girls and that led her to leave the programming field. She stayed home with her girls until they started school. When they were in Kindergarten, Mrs. Conner began volunteering in their school, which led to a job at their school. She has moved from part time aide to full time aide at multiple elementary schools because she enjoys working with children and helping them learn. Trevvett has been her home for 3 years and she is looking forward to another great year.
Mrs. Elbertanna J. Mallory was a part 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. She Joined Maude Trevvett family 2019-2020 as a café manger., subsequently move to the class as a support service she receive her certificate in foundations of autism spectrum disorder from Virginia Commonwealth University In her free time, she enjoys family and church activities as well as shopping, and eating out. She especially cherishes time spent with her husband of 37 years, two sons, and grandson. We reside in Henrico County.
Ms. Rena Hutchins is excited to begin her first year as an instructional assistant at Trevvett. While employed with SunTrust Bank, spanning an amazing 43 years career with them. She went on to achieve an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and Childcare certificate from John Tyler Community. Always a hard worker and ready to achieve, Rena indulges in her hobbies such as gardening, photography, assisting with church school and spending time with her family.
Ms. Laneeka Banks: Permanent Substitute is excited to join the Trevvett team this school year! She graduated from Radford University with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After she graduated from RU, she began working as a school-aged counselor and center director for the Henrico Education Foundation. This gave her the opportunity to work at several elementary schools across the county. Last school year she served as an attendance officer for HCPS. These experiences allowed her passion for education to truly grow! Laneeka is from Culpeper, VA, and moved to this area in 2020. In her spare time, Laneeka loves to visit her hometown and spend time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys creating fun memories for her nieces and nephews. Her favorite hobbies include yoga, finding new vegetarian recipes, and reading a good book by the pool!
Andrea Lewis: Occupational Therapist
Jodi Zaremba: Psychologist
Carmenta Clark: Social Worker
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.
Jasen Cooper, Behavior Support Facilitator
Lamonte Theus, Restorative Behavior Technician