We here at The Journey can only imagine how hard the past year has been for our teachers, so during the month of May we want to honor them for all their hard work. Thank you for letting us know how amazing your child’s teachers are! Here are the winners!

Winners

Congratulations

Lacy Hodges was nominated by Emily Flores, Yolanda Mercedes, and Kirsten Taylor

Emily: “I nominate Lacy Hodges. She is a special Ed teacher at Tucker High School. During covid I watched her get up every morning despite the difficulties of the teaching situation with a smile on her face engaging with each and every one of her students. She is working after hours in order to make sure things are going smoothly for her students. I have known Lacy over 10 years and she always has a kind and passionate heart, especially while working with children with special needs. She is very much appreciated and deserves to be recognized for all the hard work and patience she demonstrated before and during covid! 💜 Love you Lacy!!”

Yolanda: “Lacy Hodges was my daughter Karla’s teacher and only thing I can say is that SHE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER. She’s an amazing person and wonderful teacher. Thanks Miss Hodges!!!”

Kristen: “I have an amazing English teacher who is the best in my book. She Ms. Lacy Hodges who works at J.R. Tucker high school. She is a special education teacher and I just want to thank her for putting up with my crazy, fun, and smart self. Lol

Congratulations

Beth Hess was nominated by Janna McElligott

This ladies and gentlemen is one of Virginia Beach Best ECSE teachers and her name is Beth Hess. She is such A beautiful soul. God gifted her to her children. She genuinely loves EVERY CHILD she teaches. She sees an opportunity and she takes it because she loves what she does. She has been teaching at Pembroke Elementary in Virginia Beach, Va for 17 years. They are so BLESSED to have her. Beth Hess is a beautiful masterpiece straight from God for not only children with learning disabilities but ANYONE she comes in contact with.

Congratulations

Asheley Ferguson was nominate by Landon & Breanna

Landon: Asheley Slagle Ferguson, as she most deserving of honor and recognition for all she has done. This is her first year in a professional teaching role and she has done a fantastic job with her group of students. She is the preschool teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy. She gives her all at everything she does including teaching, caring for and loving her children. She is a servant of Jesus and that comes out in everything she does. Thank you to all the teachers for the hard work, extra hours, and sincere commitment to your jobs as that recipe has the power to change young lives daily.

Breanna: Asheley Slagle Ferguson at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Appomattox is perfect for the prize pack. This is her first year teaching and she already earned her school the “best preschool” award. She not only shows up for her students daily, but she cares for her mother and her daughter. She is amazing and well deserving of recognition. Everyone loves her!

Congratulations

Mrs. Wickham was nominate by Angel

Mrs. Wickham has been teaching kindergarten at Mount Pleasant Elementary for longer than many of us parents have been alive lol. She has touched so many lives in her time as an educator. My daughter had the privilege of having her as teacher and role model back in 2011-12 before my family moved overseas. Because of Covid, our family has been back in the US for the entire school year of 2020-2021 and the greatest blessing that has come from that disappointment is that my twin boys got to experience the incredible Mrs. Wickham! She is outstanding and every single student she’s had over the course of her career would testify that she has changed the world because she has touched so many lives!

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Overnight Stay at the Babcock House

Come enjoy a stay at a One-of-a-Kind Bed and Breakfast. The Babcock House features a full breakfast every morning of your stay, and their on-site restaurant offers elevated southern fare for lunch and supper with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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