Top of Va. Regional Chamber welcomes 175 new educators

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Posted: August 17, 2013

The Winchester Star

Nancy Rudolph, Old Dominion University site director at Lord Fairfax Community College (from left); Laura Ridgeway, Stonewall Elementary School teacher; Megan Bureau, Shenandoah University physical therapy instructor; and Jeff Hinson of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, talk on Friday during the breakfast welcoming new teachers, sponsored by the Top of Virginia Chamber in the Brandt Student Center at Shenandoah University. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
John Solenberger, a new teacher at Adm. Richard E. Byrd Middle School, and Cassey Nichols, a new teacher at Powhatan School, talk at the welcome breakfast on Friday. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Laura Ridgeway always wanted to be a teacher.

So while working at the Old Navy store, the Frederick County native was able to finish her education to become one.

On Friday, the…



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