Hanover County offers many programs to support and assist educators
continually develop knowledge and skills.
A structured Mentoring
Program is in place at each school for beginning teachers which
includes one-on-one partnerships with veteran teachers and periodic
group support workshops.
A comprehensive Peer
Coaching Program is established to support teachers with best
practices for effective teaching. Teachers are observed by trained peers
at their own school who offer
feedback and non-evaluative support.
Professional Growth Funding up to $800 per year is available for
full-time employees to work on individual goals.
An additional $1000
is available for teachers adding endorsements in
Critical Shortage Areas application, which include special education, physics, chemistry,
mathematics, and foreign languages. (Click
here for more information regarding this policy.)
Each middle and high
school, as well as some elementary, has a reading coach on
staff who helps all teachers enhance literacy within all content area
classes through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and training.
Each middle and high
school, as well as some elementary, has a mathematics coach on
staff who help math teachers incorporate best practices and conceptual
problem-solving strategies in their classes through modeling,
co-planning, co-teaching, and training.
A Technology Coach
and a Technical Systems Administrator is employed at each
school to assist teachers with implementation of computer
technology. Technology Institute Courses are available each
Fall, Spring, and Summer, free of charge, to enhance employees'
Technology Resource Teachers coach teachers with technology
integration through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and training.
development and licensure renewal opportunities scheduled in
school calendar for all teachers.
On-site courses and
cohorts are offered for teachers and administrators seeking
master's and doctoral degrees in various programs.
A year-round Leadership
Academy is voluntary for aspiring administrators and other school
Hanover pays application
fees for teachers seeking National Board Certification.
Teachers receiving initial certification will earn a $5000 bonus and
will continue to receive $2,500 annually for each year thereafter that
the certification is maintained.
Thirty Hanover teachers have earned NBCT recognition. For
additional information on becoming national board certified, click
Virginia's five-year license
renewal fees are paid by HCPS, as required by the Virginia
Department of Education for educators. Virginia teachers must
earn 180 points every five years to renew the teaching collegiate
professional or postgraduate professional license.
Click here for Teacher Licensure Renewal Manual.
Specialists in each content area lead professional development and
supervise curriculum implementation across the county.
Chairpersons and Curriculum Resource Teachers are full-time
teachers who are paid stipends to assist other teachers implement the
curriculum and find resources.
are teachers with reduced or no teaching schedules who
work at the middle and high schools to provide administrative and
curricular assistance to all teachers in regular and special education.
Education Foundation awards grants to teachers and administrators
for creative instructional programs and professional development
Hanover educators have
received many professional honors, including:
First Virginia school district to receive U.S.
Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Continuing
Superintendent of the Year
Virginia’s Teacher of the Year
Virginia’s Beginning Teacher of the Year
Virginia’s Secondary School Principal of the Year
National Health Physics Society Teacher of the Year
Virginia’s Vocational-Technical Teacher of the Year
Virginia’s Counselor of the Year
Virginia’s Media Specialist of the Year
Virginia’s Biotechnology Educator of the Year
Virginia Educational Media Association's Administrator of the
Virginia's Soil and
Water Conservation Teacher of the Year
Administration/Supervision Art Teacher of the Year
for Technology in Education Educator of the Year
for Teachers of Mathematics Teacher of the Year
Association of the Sons of the American Revolution Teacher of the Year
Hanover employees are
recognized locally via several honors, including:
Individual School and County Teachers of the
Individual School and County Beginning
Teachers of the Year
Individual School and County Support
Employees of the Year
R.E.B. Excellence in Teaching Award
Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership
Distinguished Educators as Named by
Graduating Hanover Scholars
Excellence in Educational Leadership Awards
Annual HCPS Celebration of Educational
Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis
of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its
employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Director
for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination
for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human
Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding
personnel matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act. To contact Hanover County Public Schools by phone, you may call
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