New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 26, 2016

Watkins first grade instructor named state ‘Super Teacher’

Courtney Lewis, a first grade teacher at George W. Watkins Elementary School, holds a check for $2,000, the Virginia Lottery part of the Super Teacher presentation Wednesday at the school. At right and making the presentation is Virginia Lottery executive director Paula Otto. For more photos of the event, click on photo gallery.Alan Chamberlain photo

George W. Watkins Elementary School first grade teacher Courtney Lewis is in a class by herself — almost. She is one of only eight teachers statewide to receive a 2016 Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award. Recipients, however, come close to winning the lottery. All receive $2,000 in classroom supplies, compliments of The Supply Room Companies, along with a $2,000 cash award from the Virginia Lottery. A surprise presentation in the guise of a storytelling assembly for first graders took place Wednesday afternoon in Watkins’ auditorium. Students in her class along with other first graders broke into raucous cheers at the…
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