Stephanie Burton goes out of her way to support teachers through collaboration, lesson planning and development. Stephanie not only listens and affirms teachers, but she skillfully offers creative, out-of-the-box solutions to problems. Stephanie is passionate about success for students and for teachers. This passion is demonstrated through her willingness to partner with teachers to create the tools needed to teach. Stephanie has the patience of a saint and is truly an asset to Matoaca Middle.
Samantha Layne is always positive and approaches all things with compassion. There is a gentleness about her that is contagious and makes everyone want to be better. She never gives up or lowers her expectations, while working diligently to create resources for her peers, hoping to make their workload lighter and more pleasant. She does not judge when asked for help and displays care and concern for everyone, creating an environment for growth and success. She begins and ends conversations with “How can I support you?” and always seeks to help others to better their craft. She truly lives her life in service to others.