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Hitting the jackpot

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:47 am

Angie Hoggan, a second grade teacher at Henry Clay Elementary School (HCES), has been selected as the Greater Richmond region Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award winner. Hoggan is one of only eight educators from across the state to be selected for this prestigious award. Over 1,000 nominations were submitted statewide.

The announcement and award presentation was made during a mock school-wide assembly that included students, staff, and special guests.  The award is sponsored by the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA, and Ashland-based The Supply Room.  Hoggan received a $2,000 cash prize from the Virginia Lottery and an additional $2,000 classroom credit from The Supply Room.

Melissa Matthews, a library specialist at HCES, nominated Hoggan for the award.  “When visiting Angie’s classroom, you will be shocked to find that there aren’t desks! Students can be found on bouncy balls, carpet, and couches. Students are regular and proficient users of iPads and have been exposed to coding using BeeBots. Angie has students video each other for inclusion on Seesaw and allows them to explain their learning to each other. Her class can be found lining up to the latest pop song, participating in STEM activities, and collaborating together to solve problems,” said Matthews.

Reflecting on the award, Hoggan said, “I am humbled and honored to receive the VA Lottery Super Teacher Award. Being recognized is a direct reflection of the amazing teachers, administrators, custodians, receptionists, and personnel I work with daily at Henry Clay. I am inspired by the strength and creativity of the teachers, reminded daily that a smile and friendly greeting makes a difference as I see staff members welcome children and families into the school. I am always evolving into a better educator by the passion and love of those around me.”