REB Award

English teacher Lisa Williams just received a $10,000 REB Award for Teaching Excellence. Mrs. Williams plans to use her award to visit Africa and the American Midwest to further her study of the impact of slavery and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

“I am honored to be the recipient of this award, which will allow me, as a teacher, to continue in the pursuit of life-long learning,” said Mrs. Williams.

REB Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1988 to recognize public school teachers in the metropolitan Richmond area who “have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.” Each year, grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are given to approximately 15 teachers to support their professional development activities.

Current MLWGS teachers who have received this award in the past include Denise Yagel and Kerry Sheppard from the English department, John Barnes from the Mathematics department, and John Wilkes from the Social Studies department.