At its April 26, 2021, meeting, the School Board recognized the Winchester Public Schools Teachers of the Year for the dedication they give to their profession and to the betterment of the division's students.
The goal of the Virginia Teacher of the Year program is to recognize dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers at the local, regional, and state level. To select the Winchester Public Schools Teacher of the Year, the school division used a nomination process whereby school staffs, principals or school division administrators nominated teachers for this honor. A team composed of a parent, a school board member, and central office staff then interviewed the nominated teachers.
The team gave special consideration for the following characteristics: experience in the school division and in the field of teaching, professional development activities, classroom performances, membership in professional organizations, and community involvement.
Kelly Carey, Frederick Douglass Elementary School, was selected as Winchester Public Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers who were selected as their school’s Teacher of the Year and were recognized at the meeting were:
• JHHS - Kristen Darlington • DMMS - Alicia Wheeling • DMIS - Brandy Noyalas • FDES - Kelly Carey • GQES - Jennifer DiMarco • JKES - Missy Nelms • VACDES - Sara Gould