Gov. McAuliffe to soon name Virginia Teacher of the Year

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce the winner of the 2016 Virginia Teacher of the Year on Monday during a reception at the Executive Mansion. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eight regional winners are in the running for the top award.

They are Christopher Averill, a history teacher at Cosby High; Lauren Osborn, an English teacher at Poquoson High; Stacey Rice-Lee, an English teacher at Northumberland Middle; Kimberly Scott, an English teacher at Franklin Middle; Kenneth “Spence” White Jr., a drama, stagecraft and public speaking teacher at Jefferson Forrest High; Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a fifth-grade teacher at West Salem Elementary; Ruthanne Cole, a science teacher at Bland County High; and Edward McCann Jr., an agricultural education teacher at Appomattox County High.


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