Teacher Collaborative Committee

Teachers Collaborative Committee Richmond

Every month we feature a few members of our Teacher Collaborative Committee. Check out the member profiles below. It's a great way to get to know our teachers. Stay tuned for more!

December 2017

Steve Zanetti 

School: Kellam High School
Virginia Beach, VA
Years Teaching: 27

Member of TCC Since 2014

Favorite Hobby: Cycling

If I weren't teaching I'd... "be mountain biking in the Shenandoah Valley."

Favorite Quote: "Don't go broke trying to save money." -Allen Zanetti, my dad

How would you describe a perfect day? "Crisp fall weather walking around with my camera doing street photography."


Iris Gibson 

School: Langston High School
Arlington County, VA
Years Teaching: 2 at the secondary level, 20 at the post-secondary level

Member of TCC Since 2017

Favorite Hobby: Going to Museums

If I weren't teaching I'd... "do academic advising at the college level."

Favorite Quote: "Your legacy will be what you love."--Dr. Cornel West

How would you describe a perfect day? "Sleeping in till 8 a.m., lots of carbs for breakfast, an outing with my family at a museum or taking a hike, followed by a home-cooked meal and a Marvel universe movie with my husband and two kids (with snacks of course)."


Christine Pedersen

School: New Kent High School
New Kent, VA
Years Teaching: 15

Member of TCC Since 2014

Favorite Hobby: Reading

If I weren't teaching I'd... "be a librarian."

Favorite Quote: "You'll regret the things you don't do more than the things you do!"

How would you describe a perfect day? "Spending time learning and sharing ideas with interesting and stimulating people, in real life or in a book, but also having introspective down time just to think, process, and write.  And watching the sunrise over the ocean, and the sunset on the Piankatank River!"


2017-2018 Teacher Collaborative Committee Members – Richmond

PHOTO BY RODNEY WEST

From left to right:
Front row: Elaine Johnson-Macon (Franklin Military Academy), Kayla Siwiec (Powhatan High School), Nancy Brandon (Colonial Forge High School)
Second row: Robin Schultz (Varina High School), Christine Pedersen (New Kent High School), Laura Graham (Hermitage High School), Beth Schwartz (Patrick Henry High School), Monica Van Arsdale (Midlothian High School)
Third row: Scott Bailey (Powhatan High School), Alicesa Foster-Graves (Henrico High School), Charlotte Hayer (Richmond Community High School), Marc Rutman (Hanover High School)
**Not pictured: Steve Zanetti (Kellam High School), Brooks Ann Smith (Powhatan High School)

2017-2018 Teacher Collaborative Committee Members – Baltimore

PHOTO BY YOLANDA FERGUSON

From left to right:
Front row: Jerry Brown (The Bryn Mawr School), Iris Gibson (Langston High School), Lynda Motiram (Meade High School), Stephen Frederick (Patterson High School #405)
Back row: Susan Bistransin (Parkdale High School), Devorah Danielson (Suitland High School), Maddy Halbach (Applications and Research Laboratory)

*The metro-Baltimore area includes the following: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and Queen Anne’s County.

*The metro-Richmond area includes the following: Amelia County, Caroline County, Charles City County, Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, King William County, New Kent County, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Sussex County, Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights.

Contact Us