Goochland County Public Schools Recognizes Top Teachers and Staff at the 2019 Evening of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Goochland, VA – May 8, 2019

Contact: Dr. Andrew R. Armstrong, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations  |  (804) 332 0965  |  @glndschools

On Tuesday, May 7, Goochland County Public Schools held its third Celebration of Excellence at the Central High School Cultural and Educational Center to recognize 2019 retirees, Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, Team of the Year, Rookie of the Year , and Volunteer of the Year.  The Celebration of Excellence featured food prepared and served by Goochland High Culinary Arts students and GCPS Food Service, and plaques were made by our GCPS Career and Technical Education Department.  The Goochland Education Foundation joined Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley in presenting awards to the evening’s distinguished recipients:

  • Cindy Shelton-Eide, Goochland High Teacher of the Year
  • Glenn Hecker, Goochland Middle Teacher of the Year
  • Cheryl Johnston, Byrd Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Stacey Wilson, Randolph Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Sara DeLong, Goochland Elementary Teacher of the Year

 Ms. Cindy Shelton-Eide, fine arts teacher at Goochland High School, was selected as the Goochland County Public Schools 2019 Teacher of the Year.  She will be considered with teachers from across the Commonwealth for the honor of being the 2019 Mary Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year.

The GCPS Employee of the Year is Byrd Elementary Head Custodian Ms. Connie Brice, pictured below with family and School Board representative Mrs. Karen Horn.


The GCPS Team of the Year is the GCPS Instructional Coaches, Ms. Anne Keo and Ms. Christina Whitfield.


The Rookie of the Year is Ms. Annie Desmarais, science teacher from Goochland High School.

GCPS Volunteer of the Year is Mrs. Susan Doczi, for her service in all our schools, especially at Goochland High School.

Goochland Public Schools also recognized its 2019 retirees, Ms. Beverly Cooley, Ms. Edie Flaig, and Ms. Cheri Wolff.  These three educators account for decades of service on behalf of students in Goochland County.



Author: Andy Armstrong

Executive Director of Business Operations, Goochland County Public Schools