King William and New Kent county public schools have each named their division’s Teacher of the Year.
In King William, Cool Spring Primary School first-grade teacher Kimberly Lawler was named Teacher of the Year. In New Kent, Emma Florek, art teacher at New Kent Middle School, was named Teacher of the Year.
Lawler has taught first-grade at Cool Spring Primary for six years, and she says the award is more a reflection on the community at the school than a reflection of her.
“It was humbling and very kind of everyone. It’s something that’s very special, though I think the highlight was watching the kid’s faces light up when they delivered the award. I think they were...