Employee of the Month

Employees of the Month
Posted on 06/01/2021



Landonia Weeden

Mrs. Weeden


The CSPS employee of the month is Mrs. Landonia Weeden. She was nominated by the staff at CSPS
for going above and beyond to support the students and staff daily! She works hard and always makes sure everyone is taken care of!



Jamie Baldwin

Mrs. Baldwin


The Acquintion Elementary School Employee of the Month for May is Mrs. Jamie Baldwin, our 5th grade virtual teacher. Mrs. Baldwin has engaged in creating a virtual learning program for her fifth grade students from scratch. She developed her digital platform and has fully engaged her students in magical learning through her virtual creation.  

In addition, her colleagues have shared the following:
  “Mrs. Baldwin does a wonderful job and she never complains about the struggles of teaching virtually, even though we all know it has challenges.”
  “Mrs. Baldwin is an easy person to talk with. She is upbeat and positive and always has her students’ best interest at heart.”
  “Mrs. Baldwin is an amazing team player. She comes up with great virtual lessons for her students and is willing to share. She is always helping her students after class is over for extra tutoring. She creates great relationships with all those she comes in contact with.”
  “Mrs. Baldwin is always looking for ways to help her team. She goes above and beyond. You can see her love for teaching and her students through everything she does.” 

The Acquinton Family is proud to honor Mrs. Baldwin as the Employee of the Month for May. It is an honor she truly deserves. 





Janet Ferry

Ms. Ferry


Ms. Ferry is a bright spot in so many of her students' days.  She is always positive and willing to share an update on her new puppy or approach to teaching her lessons.  Ms. Ferry has a wealth of knowledge and advice



Tyler Pinder


A colleague stated about Ms. Pinder, "She stays calm, cool, and collected no matter the situation."

This year our, "Be That One" initiative is focusing on "UNITED." Ms. Pinder has demonstrated this day in and day out. She is a true professional! In addition to her teaching duties, she is the athletic trainer for KWHS. This year the athletic trainer role has increased exponentially with the safety protocols that have been in place for athletics all year. She has risen to the task each season and continues to go above and beyond to support our athletes and coaches. Addiontially we have had several emergencies during athletic contests, and in each situation, Ms. Pinder took control calmly and confidently. This was appreciated and recognized by parents, staff, coaches, and students. Ms. Pinder is essential for our athletic program, and we are proud to recognize her as the May Employee of the Month for KWHS.

Ms. Pinder has expanded her Sports Medicine program to include opportunities for students to gain real-world experience by working athletic games at KWHS. The Sports Medicine program continues to grow, and with hands-on learning, students have enjoyed learning all aspects of Sports Medicine. There is no doubt that due to Ms. Pinder, we will have future athletic trainers come out of our Sports Medicine program! GO CAVS!



Vanessa Spencer

Mrs. Spencer

The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Ms. Vanessa Spencer as the School Nutrition Employee of the Month for May 2021, based out of Hamilton Holmes Middle.  Ms. Spencer has served as a Part-Time staff member for the King William School Nutrition Department since 2019.  Prior to serving for King William, Ms. Spencer gained valuable food service experience at WaWa & 7-11.  This school year, with all its COVID-19 challenges, has been a great success for Vanessa.  She has taken on the tasks needed to make each day successful with pride and excellence. She is always ready to step in where needed. Ms. Spencer exemplifies what teamwork is, and always maintains a positive attitude. She is a valuable resource to our department as well as our District.

Ms. Spencer has been a resident of Mechanicsville, Virginia for 50 years. She has 2 children, Carol and Jeffery.  Vanessa has one fur baby, Tinkerbell, a Chi/Pom.  Vanessa enjoys working in our schools, which allows her to be close to home and her family, and because it is fun working with others.  Ms. Spencer says that the people she works with are great and she loves working at Hamilton Holmes Middle.  She enjoys being able to help with the students during this time of need.  Ms. Spencer is a valued member of the King William County Public Schools team and has been a great asset to the School Nutrition Department.  Her effort and hard work is greatly appreciated.





Chris Valentino

Mr. Valentino


Chris has an incredible attention to detail which helps him manage the testing requirements and details necessary to manage multiple test administrations.  He balances a large workload, maintains a positive attitude, and demonstrates an incredible work ethic.  Not only does Chris do the technical parts of his job well, but he also makes sure that student needs are his priority.  He takes the time out to talk to them about the benefits of taking a particular test, communicating to them why they need a test, ways to review, and encourages students through the process.  Chris is an asset to King William County Public Schools. We thank him and appreciate him for all that he does!

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