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The Rockingham Educational Foundation honored its Teachers of the Year at a reception held recently at Bridgewater College and named Mrs. Lucinda Swartzentruber Rockingham County Public Schools’ 2016 Lucy F. Simms Educator or the Year.
Mrs. Swartzentruber teaches at Plains Elementary School. She’s spent her past 18 years in RCPS, the most recent two at the Timberville school in her current position as Reading Specialist.
One of her Plains colleagues describes her in the following way:
“She is a most amazing person. She is humble, and I know while this is an honor, she is very uncomfortable in this forum and humbled by it. I cannot think of a more deserving staff member. I am a better teacher myself, simply for having her as a colleague.”
From all the students and staff who you have touched in so many ways, congratulations and thank you, Mrs. Swartzentruber!
Valuable Change at Plains
See and hear her passion and love for helping children as she discusses the project’s impact in this video: https://vimeo.com/127502030
Also, please read the DN-R article "Not Just a Two-Bit Library" which highlights Mrs. Swartzentruber's initiative.