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Recognition: Faculty / Staff

2020 Teacher of the Year

Growing up the oldest of three, this native Texan always knew she wanted to become a teacher. To make her dream happen, Lauren Spain was blessed to be able to attend Texas A&M University, where she earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in English and Social Studies. Upon graduating in 2012, she began teaching 8th grade Language Arts in Cy-Fair ISD in NW Houston. She quickly felt the call to move to high school, (God bless middle school teachers!) and it was about that same time that she met her husband, Rich Spain, a Midlothian native (James River '06). After getting married in Houston in 2016, they moved to Richmond to be closer to his family. They now have a beautiful daughter, Lucy (almost 2), and a baby boy on the way (due June 2020)! To teach English 10 and help leaders grow through Camp Squire is truly a dream come true for her. Lauren feels at home at Dale and is so very thankful for the chance to work and learn from so many incredible educators.

  • 2020: Eleanor Kotowski
  • 2019: Germain Garavito


Annett Gilchrest
Tracy Longworth


March:Dee Davis
            Natalie Noland
Andrea Martin-Williams
February: Clay Bennett
January: Katie Yeisley
                Robert Keller
December: Janine D'Elia
November: Ann Pace
                     Jill Seal
                     Ilana Puglia
                     Richard Anthony
October: Tadao Uchisawa
September: Justin Frashure


May: Tracy Longworth
April: Abigail Schneider
March: Chris Johnston
February: Kim Young
January: Laurie Gholson
December: Heather Walker
November: James Thompson
October: Rachel Langston
September: Jamie Barrack

Special Recognition


Ricky Talman


March: Lorissa Newhouse
February: Officer Bill Nelson
January: Officer Chris Naylor
December: Bennie Speight
November: Robert Hill
October: Barbara Harris
September: Darby Dickerson


May: Carla Belsey
April: Timothy Stanton
March: Brenda Manson
February: Barbara Harris
January: Jason Owens
December: Lisa Neal
November: Bridget Lehman
October: Steve Davies
September: Michelle Kimenhour