Support Staff of the Year
Tracey Dumphy

Tracey Dumphy

Bright Beginnings

I love my role as an occupational therapist with Bright Beginnings. I truly found my “dream job” when I started with WJCC 6 years ago. I have a Bachelor’s degree from The College of NJ in Special Education and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. I am celebrating my 25th anniversary of marriage to William this year and we have two terrific daughters: Mackenzie (18) and Andriana (14).

Patti Trubenbach

Patti Trubenbach

Clara Byrd Baker

I have worked at Clara Byrd Baker since October 1990. Over the years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to impact, and be impacted by, so many lives. I enjoy working with the children, watching them grow and learn. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a CBB student or alum light up when they see me around town and say “Mrs. T! I remember when ...”

Jennifer Damian

Jennifer Damian

D.J. Montague

I was raised in Williamsburg and was a graduate of Lafayette High School in 87’. I received a BA from Mary Baldwin College. I have two daughters, Madison who is a sophomore at Lafayette and Jordan who is in 7th grade at Hornsby Middle School. I began working at D.J. Montague in 2013 as a Special Education Aide where I still work today.

Sarah Pittman

Sarah Pittman

J. Blaine Blayton

I am the Senior Administrative Assistant at J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School. This will be my 3rd full year working in The Hive. I absolutely love what I do, the students, their families and the amazing staff. In my spare time I can be found watching my son Ben play soccer or baseball, camping in our RV, planting flowers and enjoying quality time with family and friends!

Holly Bleicken

Holly Bleicken

James River

I am currently the fifth grade teacher assistant at James River. I have been here for the past four years. I started out as a physical education teacher in Georgia and ended up working as a foster care social worker. My husband and I lived, worked and traveled in Asia for over twelve years before settling in Williamsburg. We have a Jamestown graduate and another child in eighth grade at Berkeley.

Candice Bresnahan

Candice Bresnahan

Laurel Lane

Hello, my name is Candice Bresnahan. I have worked at Rawls Byrd/Laurel Lane since 2006 in our Self Contained SPED class. I am blessed and honored to work with such amazing children! I have been married for 26 years and have two children and a son in law. My son will graduate from Lafayette High School this June and attend ODU in the fall. dents and working with families.

Linda Jacot

Linda Jacot

Matoaka

After 25 years of service, I retired from NNPS and quickly realized that retirement was not for me. Three years ago, I joined the Matoaka family as a part time office assistant and it is an honor to receive this award that I share it with all the other support specialists here at Matoaka.

Elizabeth Wells

Elizabeth Wells

Matthew Whaley

My name is Beth Wells. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at MCV/Virginia Commonwealth University. Next year will be my 20th year to serve as a nurse with WJCC Public Schools! Starting in 1999 at Lafayette High School, I moved to Matthew Whaley Elementary in 2008. I’m fascinated by all ages of child development and passionate about helping children reach their potential in school.

Barbara Tuohy

Barbara Tuohy

Norge

I grew up in NY and moved with my husband and family to Virginia 32 years ago. I have enjoyed working at Norge Elementary since 1996 because of the warm, friendly atmosphere and my wonderful coworkers. My husband, Gerry, and I enjoy traveling, especially to the beach. Time spent with my whole family is treasured. We love every moment we spend with our beautiful granddaughter, Nora.

Laurie Hudson

Laurie Hudson

Stonehouse

I am a lifelong resident of Williamsburg and graduate of WJCC Schools. I started my career with WJCC Schools as a bus driver. I then became a charter member of Stonehouse Elementary as the Second Grade Assistant. I have been the Media Assistant at Stonehouse for the past 14 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and crafting.

Visa Carter

Visa Carter

Berkeley

I am the media assistant at Berkeley Middle School and have been employed with WJCC for 18 years. As a media assistant I love to help students with their book selection, work with my student volunteers and assist staff members. In my spare time I love to travel, cook, read and spend time with my family.

Gwendolyn Gaines

Gwendolyn Gaines

Lois S. Hornsby

I am Mrs. Gwendolyn Gaines a Special Education collaboration teacher at Lois Hornsby Middle School who has been employed with WJCC for 13 years. I earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Norfolk State University and a Master’s in Education from American InterContinental University. I am presently pursuing my Doctorate in Education to further extend my avenues as I “Keep my Eye on the Prize!”

William Quintana

William Quintana

Toano

My name is Bill Quintana. My wife, Debra, and I moved to Toano 10 years ago. I previously taught high school Special Education on Long Island for 32 years. For the last 9 years, I have been a special education Teacher Assistant at Toano Middle School.

I am now in my 41st year in the field of education. I am so grateful to the Williamsburg-James City County school division for giving me the opportunity to continue working in the field I enjoy so much.

David Greenhow

David Greenhow

Jamestown

David Greenhow. I have been a custodian at Jamestown High School since the building opened in 1997 and have been to all the football games and homecomings from the beginning. I enjoy seeing our students coming back after flying the eagle’s nest sharing their accomplishments. I am here for the kids, the faculty and my co-workers.

William Capers

William Capers

Lafayette

My name is William Capers (Will) to my friends. I am a United States Army Master Sergeant retired, School Security Guard at Lafayette High, and Mentor with the Men of Vision and Purpose (MVP). I have worked in the WJCC Public Schools Division since 2014. I love what I do as a SSO, but most of all, I love helping others reach their potential.

Ethel Whyte

Ethel Whyte

Warhill

I am an Administrative Assistant at Warhill High School. I started working with the Williamsburg James City County Public School System in 1987 when Berkeley MS was still an elementary school. In 1992, Toano Middle School opened and I transferred there until Warhill High School opened, I then decided to move to the High School Level. I have been fortunate enough to be able to coach cheerleading and sponsor the flag squad in the Middle Schools.

I am married with three daughters, who all graduated from Lafayette High School and a son who graduated from Warhill High School.

Live… Laugh… Love… and watch HOKIE FOOTBALL!!

Caitlin Whisenant

Caitlin Whisenant

Central Office

I was born and raised in Williamsburg and attended WJCC schools. I am a proud graduate of Lafayette High and received my Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Longwood University. This is my third year working for Student Services. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two wonderful children who attend school in WJCC. I could not be happier to be a part of the WJCC family.

Tami Flowers

Tami Flowers

Operations

My husband, Jason, and I have lived in Williamsburg for 21 years. I have been with WJCCPS for 4 ½ years working at Operations. Before that I was blessed to work part time once I had my daughter and son. Both of my children are students of Jamestown High School. I have enjoyed watching them grow through the WJCCPS school division as a parent.

Anne Skipper

Anne Skipper

Technology

My career, as a 32-year school veteran, has been in private schools in the U.S. and internationally until starting with WJCC three years ago. However, I have found no real differences except in the number of reports to the state that are needed! Students, parents, teachers, and staff are the same. Decision-making, data collection, high and low times – it makes no difference.

John Estes

John Estes

Transportation

Billy takes great pride in his work and is valuable member of the Transportation team. He is always willing to help out wherever needed whether it’s answering phones in dispatch, working on a bus, or plowing snow in the school parking lots. Billy consistently provides exceptional customer service and enjoys sharing his knowledge of transportation with others.

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