Sarah DeLaney, GC’16, an English teacher at Holman Middle School, was named Henrico County Public School’s First-Year Teacher of the Year in May 2017.

DeLaney is from Hanover County, where she attended Patrick Henry High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington in 2011 and a graduate certificate in teacher licensure from the University of Richmond in 2016.

Before deciding to pursue teaching, she worked in the horse industry; at a veterinary clinic; and doing administrative work in bookkeeping.