Mayor Announces Appointments to Teacher Advisory Council

Composed of 19 teachers from across the Richmond Public School system, the council will help provide insight into what attracts teachers to Richmond and what will keep them living and working here. It will also offer input to the administration on ways the City can support students outside the school day so they can enter the classroom eager and ready to learn.

“Our educators are a valuable asset with a unique perspective on how to help our children,” said Mayor Stoney. “I look forward to hearing their ideas and I am grateful for their commitment to our kids.”   

The Council will hold its first meeting on Monday, October 15, and will convene bimonthly thereafter with strategic support from Brionna Nomi, doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education.

The Mayor has appointed 19 teachers to the inaugural MTAC representing the diversity of Richmond’s teaching force. They include:

Ms. Coretta (Cory) Adkins, G.H. Reid Elementary School

Mr. Derrick Bates, George Mason Elementary School

Mr. Joshua Bearman, Franklin Military Academy

Ms. Victoria Carll, Open High School

Mr. Brian Condit, Albert Hill Middle School

Ms. Christal Corey, Boushall Middle School

Mr. Marvin Gilliam, George Wythe High School

Ms. Mary Gresham, Richmond Technical Center

Ms. Giles Harnsberger Garrison, Albert Hill Middle School

Dr. Stephanie Hooks, Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School

Ms. Kieasha King, Woodville Elementary School

Mr. Chris Lombardi, Mary Munford Elementary School

Mr. Luis Luna, Huguenot High School

Ms. Catherine Marchetti, Maymont Preschool Center

Ms. Kerry L. Richardson, Barack Obama Elementary School

Ms. Ester Orellana, Huguenot High School

Mr. Darrell Turner, Blackwell Preschool Center

Ms. Elizabeth Wait, Armstrong High School

Ms. Mayzie Zechini, J.L. Francis Elementary School