Teacher Spotlight: Tammy Wallace

8/20/2014, 9:11 a.m.
Tammy Wallace began her teaching career with Henrico County as a Mathematics Teacher in 2004.
Tammy Wallace began her teaching career in 2004.

Tammy Wallace earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematical Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She began her teaching career with Henrico County as a Mathematics Teacher in 2004. After completing a year at Henrico High, Wallace’s ensuring commitment lead her back to her Alma Mater, Varina High School (VHS), where she currently holds the position of an Algebra 1 and Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry Teacher.

In addition to educating, Wallace also currently serves as the Renaissance Co-Coordinator, Safety Coordinator and Student Recognition Coordinator at VHS.

Her hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. During her career, Wallace has been awarded Varina High School’s 2005 New Teacher of the Year, Radio One Teacher of the Month in December 2012, and Varina High School’s 2014 Gilman Teacher of the Year.

Wallace explains that Merrian-Webster defines the word foster as an adjective used to describe a situation in which for a period of time a child lives with and is cared for by people who are not the child’s parents. As a teacher, she feel that she has to have a fostering relationship with students that cross her path.

“I personally take full responsibility in providing the best possible learning experience for every child with the utmost care and concern,” Wallace said.

As most dedicated teachers, Wallace feels the impact she has on youth is vital to their developmental progress.

“Although it is extremely important to put the majority of my focus on my gifted abilities to teach math,” Wallace says, “it is equally as important to expand that role by providing each child with additional guidance and support beyond what is taught in the classroom.

“I love to help shape young minds into becoming confident and well-groomed ladies and gentleman who are ready to conquer the world ahead of them, so that when it is time for my students to move into their next chapter in life, they are well prepared.”

Wallace currently resides in Glen Allen with her husband Hunter and their 3-year old daughter Harper.