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Thank a teacher by nominating them for an R.E.B. Award!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 10:54 AM by Beth Sawyer

It's Book Fair Time!

posted Jan 31, 2017, 7:52 AM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

Location: Evergreen Elem. Library

Preview Dates: Tuesday Jan. 31-Mon. Feb. 6 (during your child's library time)

Book Fair Sales: Tuesday Feb. 7 - Mon. Feb. 13

Afternoon Event: Thursday, Feb. 9th 4-5:30 pm in the library

Find out more about the Scholastic Book Fair at the link below:    

5th Grade Teacher Receives Grant

posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:48 AM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 7:55 AM ]

Congratulations to 5th grade teacher, Courtney Carpenter, who was recently awarded a $1,000 grant! Courtney received the John A. Van de Walle Professional Development Grant. Her award will be used to order math and critical thinking resources to implement as stations in her classroom. In return for the grant, she will  facilitate a session at an upcoming GRCTM conference where she will share her project and the results of implementing it in her classroom.

Grant photo

Square One Art Reminder

posted Nov 10, 2016, 9:59 AM by Beth Sawyer

Celebrate your child’s artistic achievement! Our Square One art fundraiser is wrapping up. Order by Monday, Nov. 14th.

Or send in your filled out paper order form with a check written to “Square 1 Art”

Read the attached flyer for more information.

Parent Coffee Chat

posted Oct 27, 2016, 8:08 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 8:10 PM ]

Evergreen's Guidance Department invites you to a Parent Coffee Chat Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about Gifted Identification and Services.

Coffee Chat Invitation

Congratulations Mrs. Bassett!

posted Oct 27, 2016, 7:21 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 7:23 PM ]

Fourth grade teacher, Gretchen Bassett, was recently presented with the Channel 12 Excellence in Education award.  She was surprised in her classroom by a Channel 12 news team, Diane Smith, Dr. Lane, the CCPS PR department, and staff from the Henrico Credit Union (the sponsors).  She was genuinely surprised and extremely grateful. Her students were SUPER excited.



posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:27 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 8:18 PM ]

socktober - Google Search:

This October, Mr. Rodgers and Ms. Carpenter’s 5th grade classes want your help to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks; can make a BIG difference in the lives of our neighborhood!

WHO? EGES Students/Families/Staff

WHAT? SOCKTOBER!!! We are hosting a sock drive to help out in our community.

WHERE? EGES...bring socks to rooms 201 and 202

WHEN? For the month of OCTOBER

WHY? The Time to Be AWESOME is NOW!

All types of socks are welcome...for infants, children, and adults. Socks must be still in the original packaging.

Donations will be delivered to


Donating to the patients at the Remote Area Medical Clinic

Evergreen is on Twitter!

posted Sep 20, 2016, 8:06 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 8:07 PM ]

  • Please follow Evergreen ES on Twitter. There will be tweets coming directly from the school throughout the year!  https://twitter.com/EESMaher

Reflections Program

posted Sep 20, 2016, 7:53 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 7:53 PM ]

Reflections photo

Calling all artists!  The PTA’s Reflections program is back at Evergreen E.S. Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to submit a piece of work in one of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  This year’s theme is “What IS Your Story?” Criteria for each category are available on the Web site at:  www.pta.org/reflections  Entry forms went home in the BTS packets, and are also available to print on the site.

For more information please contact Michelle Nostheide atmpnost@hotmail.com.


Important dates:            

Friday, October 7- all projects due to front office with a completed entry form.

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm in EES Cafeteria - Reflections Ceremony for all participating artists and their families.

Welcome New Evergreen Eagles!

posted Aug 29, 2016, 7:51 PM by Beth Sawyer   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 5:12 PM ]

We have several fabulous new staff members this year, as well as a few people taking on new positions within the school.

New Staff Group Photo

Andrews Photo
Jenny Andrews

Former 2nd Grade Teacher, New Administrative Assistant

I am extremely excited to continue serving the Evergreen community as your Administrative Assistant. Over the past 12 years it has been a pleasure working with students and families in the classroom setting, and I will miss this intimate daily interaction.  I promise to continue to serve with the same integrity and passion in my new role and look forward to getting to know many more families!

As a lifelong learner, I am currently completing my Educational Leadership degree at the University of Richmond (U of R).  I am an original graduate of James Madison University where I earned my Bachelors of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems. Shortly thereafter I earned my Masters of Business Administration from U of R.  When deciding to switch careers, I returned to U of R to earn my Certificate in Elementary Instruction. One of the most valuable learning experiences I had while teaching was becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.  Needless to say, I love learning and want the students to love their learning as well!

In my free time I stay busy serving and enjoying my family!  I have a wonderfully supportive husband Paul and 3 children.  We love attending Savannah's soccer games at UNCW, cheering on the Hokies with Michael during football season, and watching Allison cheer for her James River Rapids.  


I am looking forward to another fantastic year here with my Evergreen family!

K Teacher Photo
Suzanne Matthews


I am excited to join the Evergreen family and to teach Kindergarten again!  I have taught Pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade in SC, MO, FL, and now VA. Because we lived overseas for a few years (in Costa Rica and Peru), we enjoy using our Spanish in our home and with friends.  My husband, Frank, our 5 children, and I spend time hanging out together playing and watching a lot of soccer as all of our family has played and we love the game! I also love to read, go for long walks, dote on our silly labradoodle named Shadow, and have a good cup of coffee in the morning.  

I love learning and making learning fun for my students.  I'm so thankful to be working at such a great school and with a wonderful team!

Dudley Photo
Christy Dudley

1st Grade

I am a recent graduate of the University of Richmond. Go Spiders! I have the great honor to be returning to Evergreen after spending the past 4 years here as an Instructional Assistant. I am excited to work with the incredible 1st grade team and all those in the Evergreen community!

I am slightly obsessed with all things BBC (Doctor Who, Sherlock) and Disney! When not in the classroom, I am either traveling or planning a trip! A certified trivia addict, my competitive streak always keeps me in multiple football fantasy leagues!

1st Photo
Kelly Martin
1st Grade

This is my first year at Evergreen and am excited to join the Eagle family. Previously, I taught 3rd grade for three years within Chesterfield County. I went to Chesterfield schools from Kindergarten through High School before studying Elementary Education at Longwood University. Go Lancers!

I met my husband, Frank, in 2009 and we married in May of 2015. With our dog, Madison, and cat, Layla, we recently bought a house in Louisa County. We also just welcomed our first son, Colten, on August 10, 2016!  I will be starting the school year on maternity leave to spend time with our little one, but I will return by the end of September to jump into a fantastic first grade year!

2nd Teacher Photo
Wendy Bracciodieta

2nd Grade

I am thrilled to be teaching second grade at Evergreen Elementary.  I have been teaching for 15 years.  My experience includes various grade levels, but most of my years have been in second and fourth grade.  I taught at Millwood School for 13 years.  I knew from the time of my childhood I would someday teach.  There is nothing greater than seeing the look on student's faces when they have achieved a goal.  I am passionate about what I do and I love sharing my enthusiasm with the students. 

When I am not in the classroom I am most likely outside with my family.  We love to be outdoors.  My two daughter (ages 16 and 11) keep me very busy between softball, biking, and baking.  We spend a lot of time at Bethany Beach, Delaware, as well as New York.  We also love to spend time visiting the mountains.  We have a loveable cat named "Tilty."  and a very spoiled rabbit named, "Mocha."  It is our dream to open our home up this year to a small dog.

Bassett Photo

Gretchen Bassett

4th Grade

I graduated from V.C.U. with my undergraduate degree in History and my Master's Degree in Teaching.  Go Rams!!!  Although I was born in Texas, I am a proud product of Chesterfield County Schools - K-12. I have a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children. Spending time at the beach, reading, shopping, sports (especially football), and spending time with family and friends are just a few of my favorite things to do. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade, but this will be my first year teaching 4th grade.  I am super excited and am very proud to be a part of the Evergreen family!

McClusky Photo

Christine McCluskey

Exceptional Education

I am excited to be coming to Evergreen this year!  This will be my 24th year teaching, my 11th year at CCPS, and have taught exceptional education as well as general education.  I am a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, GO HOKIES, and Virginia Commonwealth University, GO RAMS! I am a huge football fan! I enjoy watching my son play for the Robious BUCS, the Hokies at Tech,  and my Washington Redskins beat up on Dallas. My favorite subject to teach is math. My passions include photography, reading, being with family and friends, and walking in my neighborhood. I am looking forward to becoming an eagle and soaring high this school year.

Martin Photo

Frances Martin

PE Itinerant

I graduated from the University of Oregon in Health and Community Health Education and Physical Education from V.C.U.  I also have an endorsement in Sp-Ed L.D. from Longwood University.  It is my pleasure to be an addition to Evergreen Elementary as a PE Teacher.

Libararian Photo

Donna Freeman

Library Itinerant

I am super excited to be in the Evergreen library this year! I have just finished my library science endorsement through Old Dominion University. I have previously taught in both Hampton City and Henrico County schools. I have lots of experience and have taught first through fourth grades. I am passionate about reading and getting kids excited about reading. I have lived in Virginia all of my life. I guess growing up in Williamsburg fueled my love for history.

I am a proud Army Mom. My son, Tim, serves in the US Army and is stationed in Texas. My other kids are covered in fur: Boaz, my dog rescued us about four years ago, and his two sisters JillyBoo and JujuBee (named after characters in one of my favorite kids' books) also were rescues. 

In my spare time, I love to read, go to the movies, spend time with my friends and try new restaurants.

Please come by the library any Monday, Thursday, or Friday and say "Hi"!

LD Teacher

Rhonda Johnson

Exceptional Education
(Bio coming soon)

5th teacher photo

Lynnee Henry

5th Grade
(Bio coming soon)

Rixie Oglesby

Instructional Assistant

I've worked in Chesterfield County Public Schools for almost 15 years.  First as a substitute teacher and the last four years in various positions at Providence Elementary.  I look forward to working with the students in special education at Evergreen Elementary.  When not in school, I can be found on the local tennis courts teaching, playing and relaxing.  I have three children and one grandchild.  I'm familiar with quite a few people here at Evergreen and I look forward to the new school year.

Audra Boone


I received my Bachelors in Nursing from Oklahoma City University and have been a pediatric nurse for 10 years.  I am very excited to be the school nurse at Evergreen this year!  When I am not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my 3 children - my oldest will be in Kindergarten at Evergreen this year!  I am also training to run my second Richmond Half Marathon.  I look forward to getting to know the students, parents and staff this year!

Lee Nagle
Music Itinerant

I am very excited to be at Evergreen this year.  This is my 15th year in Chesterfield, which includes several years of teaching Orchestra at the middle school and high school levels. I am looking forward to sharing my love of music with Evergreen students.  When I am not teaching or playing music (flute and violin), I can be found reading, adventuring with my Jack Russells, or seeking out the peace and fun of being in nature.

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