Rappahannock Region




Francesca Ward

[email protected]

Lisa Trout

[email protected]



Each region is represented with two votes on the Board of Directors by the Regional Director and the Regional Director-Elect. A term of office is 2 years. Each year a new Director-Elect is elected for each region by the general VAASL membership.

The main role of each position is to represent the librarians and interests of the region on the board.  The Director coordinates the Regional Spring Conference and the Director-Elect coordinates the selection of the region's School Librarian of the Year. Each director contributes content through VAASL's communication channels. Interested in joining the VAASL Board of Directors? Nominate yourself or another person for your region's Director-Elect. The ballot slate is filled each spring by the VAASL Past-President. Additionally, each summer/fall, committees are filled for the following year by the Executive Board.


The next Rappahannock Spring Conference is scheduled for March 7, 2024.

 School Librarian of the Year

Applications for the School Librarian of the Year are due January 31st of each year. A copy of the application is available in PDF for download. Final applications are submitted online.

Previous Recipients

 2024  Emily Cissell    2023 Unawarded   2022 Dee Ryan
 2021  Elizabeth Barnes    2020  Kimberly Allen   2019 Jessica Drinks
2018 Brittany Orolin   2017  Nathan Sekinger*   2016  Not awarded
2015 Michelle Yates   2014 Laura Godshall   2013 Lauren Ball 
2012 Jenny Ashby   2011 Cindy Ward   2010 Janice Raspen
2009 Cheryl Wonsik   2008 Jacqueline Keith   2007 Tammie Grayson
2006 Martha Baden   2005 Linda Sholander   2004 Marsha Stewart
2003 Eileen Godwin   2002  Not awarded   2001 Audrey Mitchell


*denotes state winner

School Districts in the Rappahannock Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.

Caroline County Public Schools Essex County Public Schools King and Queen County Public Schools
King George County Schools King William County Public Schools Lancaster County Public Schools
Middlesex County Public Schools Northumberland County Public Schools Richmond County Public Schools 
Spotsylavania County Public Schools Stafford County Public Schools  Westmoreland County Public Schools