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 2009 Hanover County Teacher of the Year


Carol Beazley Selected "Teacher Of The Year"

June 10, 2008

Carol G. Beazley, a Physical Education Teacher at South Anna Elementary School, has been selected as the Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2008.  

Mrs. Beazley received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and has done post-graduate studies at the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. She began teaching in Hanover in 1993. She has taught physical education and health, driver education, creative movement and family life. She has also served as a gymnastics coach.

Her colleagues say that Mrs. Beazley has a strong, steady spirit that creates a climate of well-being at the school. “Carol loves children and finds joy in watching them grow and mature,” said fellow teacher Sallie Moncol. “She sees the connection between physical and mental well-being and integrates language and art lessons into her P.E. classes.”

Her principal, Dr. Cyndee Blount, characterizes Beazley as compassionate and knowledgeable. “Mrs. Beazley is a ‘one of a kind’ top-notch educator,” said Dr. Blount. “She is a true ‘teacher of teachers’ who understands the multiple facets of a school system and always has the big picture in mind.”

Stewart D. Roberson, Superintendent of Hanover Schools, announced the selection. Joining the celebration was Pat Patrick, who congratulated Mrs. Beazley and presented her with the invitation to come to the dealership in Ashland to choose a car to drive for the upcoming year courtesy of Patrick Auto Group. This is the second year that Patrick Auto Group has sponsored a car for the Hanover Teacher of the Year.

“Carol Beazley demonstrates her skill, knowledge and professionalism in her classroom every day,” Roberson said. “The School Board and I join the entire school community in applauding this outstanding teacher who represents the ‘best of the best’ in our school district.”

The selection committee’s decision is based on a comprehensive application packet that includes a professional biography, community involvement, professional development activities, awards, and an essay expressing the candidate’s philosophy of teaching. 

Mrs. Beazley will be Hanover County’s candidate for Region I Teacher of the Year.  The Virginia Teacher of the Year 2009 will be chosen from eight regional winners

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