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Celebrating exceptional educators

Isle of Wight County Schools held its annual teacher of the year and retiree banquet at The Smithfield Center on Wednesday. Pictured above, Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton congratulates Carrsville Elementary School teacher Deborah Story on being named that school’s teacher of the year.

IWCS maintenance employee felix darden

Isle of Wight County Schools maintenance employee Felix Darden, left, and his brother, Tommy – Felix will retire this year after 45 years with the school division. Stephen Faleski | Tidewater News

georgie d tyler middle school teacher of the year ashleigh hazel

Georgie D. Tyler Middle School teacher Ashleigh Hazel, right, was not only named that school’s teacher of the year, but also the school division’s middle school teacher of the year. She is pictured here with her husband, Josh. Stephen Faleski | Tidewater News