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Kimberly Sampson, left, and her mother, Vanessa Brewer-Tyson have both been honored as teachers of the year.
The roots of education

By Penelope D. McClenny
For the Progressive Journal
Kimberly Sampson vividly recalls roots covering the floor of her first classroom as a child, and few settings could be more perfect for the third-generation Chesterfield County educator.
"I went to Petersburg. There was a huge tree on our playground and it had roots that came up out of the ground," Sampson said, describing her lessons as a 6-year-old pretend teacher. "I would be the teacher and some of my classmates would be my students."