JOYCE T. GAINES scholarship fund
Joyce T. Gaines, known for many years as Mrs. Gaines, was a respected and well-liked teacher at Poquoson High School for a total of 34 years until she retired in 2007. Even after retirement she stayed active in supporting students at Poquoson as well as Tabb High, where her son and grandson attended and graduated school.
Joyce grew up in Poquoson in a loving family where everybody from grandparents to aunts, uncles and cousins played a role in the raising of a child. She started teaching in 1963 in Hampton, and taught in Hawaii, York County, Germany, and Poquoson School systems. In addition to teaching, Joyce was an active member of her church and many community organizations and events.
Her impact is still felt in the community. It is common for her family to run into someone that Mrs. Gaines taught, worked with, or impacted by her thoughtfulness even when traveling outside of Virginia.
For more information about establishing a fund, please contact Michael Monteith, Email/757.327.0862