Annual Outstanding Educators event recognizes 66 teachers and principals
Posted on 03/04/2019
Recognizing Our Outstanding Educators 2018-19 logo“While only one teacher and one principal will represent our School Division in “The Washington Post” awards program, the School Board members and the administrative leadership team believe that all nominees are deserving of the awards and that their achievements should be celebrated,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts, as he welcomed elected officials, administrators, teachers, and families to the annual celebration for outstanding educators, held on February 25, 2019, at Colgan High School.

The reception and ceremony honored 26 educators who recently earned or renewed the title of National Board Certified Teacher; and 30 teachers and 10 principals selected to represent their schools in the School Division’s Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year award programs.

Colgan High School’s orchestra director, Ben Bernstein, led the high school’s orchestra ensemble during the reception; and Rochelle Kidd, orchestra director at Benton Middle School, led the middle school student ensemble through two pieces at the top of the ceremony. 

Honorees received certificates and copies of a Congressional Record tribute to their achievements, courtesy of U.S. Congressman Gerald Connolly (District 11), as well as letters from U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman (District 1). School Board members attending included Chairman At-Large Babur B. Lateef, M.D., and Alyson Satterwhite (Gainesville). County Supervisor Martin Nohe (Coles District) and State Delegate Danica Roem (District 13) also attended.

To learn more, read this story about our 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Gail Drake, and Principal of the Year, Hamish Brewer.