KG Education Foundation Hosts 4th Annual Evening of Excellence on May 16

The King George Education Foundation held its fourth annual Evening of Excellence on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at King George Middle School. The event recognized outstanding educators, community partners, donors, and support staff. It concluded with refreshments and a tour of the new FoxSmart Center.

The Evening of Excellence is one of many programs the Foundation has developed to fulfill the promise of its mission statement: “Uniting the community to enhance public education.” Awards and recognition that were presented include:

  • KGCSD Teachers of the Year
    • King George High School: Wade Harms
    • King George Middle School: Kevin Cheatham
    • King George Elementary School: Cathy Byrd
    • Potomac Elementary School: Deanne Shaw
    • Sealston Elementary School: Jennifer Sevart (Division Winner)
    • King George Preschool: Paige Strayer
  • PTA Outstanding Educators of the Year
    • King George High School: Patricia Dunn
    • King George Middle School: Elizabeth Campus
    • King George Elementary School: Dustin Pifer
    • Potomac Elementary School: Lillian Walker
    • Sealston Elementary School: Kristy Cowan
    • King George Preschool: Leslie Rawlins
  • KGCSD Outstanding Support Staff
    • Technology: Carla Webb
    • Transportation: Leslie Flynn
    • Food Service: Matthew Thomas
    • Custodial: Karen Wood
    • Maintenance: Robert Clift
    • Student & Family Services: Betsy Dzula
  • KGEF Innovation Grant Recipients
    • King George Middle School FoxBites Cooking Club
  • Outstanding Partners in Education
    • Barnes and Noble Fredericksburg
    • El Charro Restaurant
    • Catering by Carolyn
    • Dominos Pizza King George
    • Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant
  • Outstanding Donors
    • Youth In Philanthropy, a fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
    • Paul’s Episcopal Church
    • Restoration Worship Center
    • KGCS Employee Withdrawal
    • Access Eyes
    • Stuart Ashton
    • BB&T King George & Colonial Beach Branches
    • King George High School Theatre Department
    • Raya Andrews

Following the formal program, attendees viewed the unveiling of the new FoxSmart Center, located in the former Vo-Tech Building at the middle school. FoxSmart is a one-stop shop for families and students in need, as well as staff members who continue to make classroom purchases from their own funds.

To learn more about the King George Education Foundation and its programs, visit