Valley Alliance for Education Board members work closely each year with the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge to review nominations for the Dawbarn Awards.  Created to reward individuals for their work to improve public education, encourage good citizenship, and foster learning among young people in the public schools of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro, Dawbarn Awards may be given to teachers, guidance counselors, secretaries, bus drivers, custodians, school volunteers, tutors, community leaders, and others who have a positive impact on public education.


2017 Dawbarn Education Award Recipients

  •   Vincent E. Banks, Technology and Engineering Education Teacher, Stuarts Draft Middle School
  • Carole Bright,  Director, Pygmalion School
  • Debbie Conner, Office Manager, Shenandoah Valley Governors School
  • Jo Fields, Psychology, Current Events and Advanced Placement Government Teacher, Buffalo Gap High School
  • Matthew Grandpre, Special Education Teacher, Waynesboro High School
  • Angela Humphrey,   Kindergarten Teacher, McSwain Elementary School
  • Larry Landes,  Principal, Fort Defiance, High School
  • Amber Loyacano, English Teacher, Waynesboro High School
  • Wendi Shorkey, Physical Education Teacher, Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School
  • Julie Stevens, Physical Education and Cross Country Coach, Waynesboro Public Schools


For additional information or to obtain a nomination form, visit www.communityfoundationcbr.org, or contact Cristina Casado at 540/213-2150 or ccasado@cfcbr.org