Superintendent and Reopening Updates

April 30, 2021


Dear NCPS:


This week we are spotlighting our Northumberland School Librarians as we recognize School Library Month. NCPS is fortunate to employ two (2) outstanding School Librarians. 


Celebrating School Librarian Ms. Tamara Carr At the NMS & NHS Library, we are celebrating Ms. Tamara Carr, MLIS AHIP. Ms. Carr earned degrees in Exercise Science, Philosophy, Library & Information Science and certification as a School Library Media Specialist. 


Ms. Carr chose to be a librarian “. . . because I love everything about the profession. My favorite part of librarianship are the adventures. Everyday I get to explore our infinite reading and learning options to assist you in discovering what you might enjoy.” Ms. Carr added, “Visit your library and let your adventure begin!”


Celebrating School Librarian Mrs. Susan Swift At the NES Library, we are saluting Mrs. Susan Swift who just completed her thirtieth year of teaching. She is a Pennsylvania native who moved to the Northern Neck to teach in Northumberland County after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary. 


A few years later, Mrs. Swift obtained her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading, Language, & Literacy, and Reading Specialist Certification. At one time, she enjoyed teaching teachers, providing professional development in several counties in Virginia, was an adjunct for the College of William and Mary in the School of Education, and was active in the Eastern Virginia Writing Project for several years. 


She taught in the classroom for 17 years and was a Reading Specialist for 10 years before spending the last three years as an elementary Librarian. Mrs. Swift stated, “I love being a Librarian! Knowing and teaching every child in the school is especially rewarding.” Mrs. Swift loves matching kids with books and finding new books that kids will love for the NES Library. 


She loves being back at NES and working with an amazing faculty. Personally, she is married, lives in Reedville, has 2 children in college (one of whom will graduate next week and is going to teach!), and has 2 spoiled dogs. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, the NES Book Club, and is still figuring out how to be an empty nester.


In other news . . . 

  • Save the Date! The Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for public comment on the school division budget on Thursday, May 13, at 7 pm at the Northumberland Courthouse.

  • Four-day in-person learning is in full swing at all Northumberland County Public Schools! Thank you to our teachers and staff for making in-person learning a success!

  • Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7, 2021. Please join NCPS in celebrating and thanking our educators for their service during a year like no other!

  • Summer Learning will take place June 1 through July 1, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30. Schools will be reaching out to families with more information. 

Wishing everyone a safe, happy weekend ahead!

Warm regards,

 Dr. Holly Wargo, Superintendent 

 (804) 466-2277 / (804) 994-1349












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