RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Monday, the Virginia Lottery and its partners at Virginia PTA and The Supply Room Companies announced the opening of the ninth annual Super Teacher Awards.
Between now and Feb. 15, 2016, Virginians can help honor outstanding public school teachers from across the Commonwealth by nominating them online.
“The Super Teacher Awards are a great way for the Lottery to highlight our commitment to Virginia’s K-12 public schools,” said Paula Otto, Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery. “It gives the Lottery an opportunity to show Virginians that we’re game for education, and it also gives our communities a unique opportunity to show their appreciation of their local teachers.”
Since 2008, the Super Teacher program has honored 64 teachers and awarded over $200,000 in prizes. Eight Virginia educators will be chosen from this year’s nominees to be the 2016 Super Teachers. They’ll take home $2,000 from the Virginia Lottery and $2,000 in classroom supplies from The Supply Room Companies.
“Being a Virginia Lottery Super Teacher is just that: SUPER,” said 2013 Super Teacher Karen Drosinos from Pembroke Elementary School in Virginia Beach. “To be recognized for doing what I love to do every day is both humbling and fulfilling.
The 2016 Super Teachers will be selected by a panel of distinguished educators and community leaders, including:
To view the local news article, click here.
To nominate or to get more information, click here.