The Teacher of the Year program annually recognizes and rewards teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.
Nine teachers are selected by their peers to represent each school in Isle of Wight County. The nine candidates then prepare and submitt detailed portfolios for review by the Teacher of the Year committee, which then selects a single representative at each of the three school levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Finally, the three level winners are observed in their classroom by the committee and an overall winner is selected.
The Isle of Wight County Teacher of the Year then becomes a candidate for the Virginia Teacher of the Year.
Isle of Wight Co, VA – April 11, 2013: Isle of Wight County Schools is proud to announce the 2012-‐2013 Teacher of Year, Carrollton Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Emily Jones. Jones was surprised with the news during one of her afternoon P.E. classes and her students shared in the excitement.
Jones is a Williamsburg native and now resides in Smithfield. After graduating from Radford University, she became the Health and Physical Education Teacher in Southwest Virginia during which time she also attained a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. She then joined Isle of Wight County Schools in 2011.
“Staying active and motivating others to get healthy is my passion,” said Jones. “Physical Education is a way for me to make a difference in the lives of my students and the adults I have the privilege of working with. I’m doing what I love!”
The school division also recognized Teachers of the year at each school and by grade level: Carrollton Elementary -‐ Emily Jones (Elementary School and Division TOY), Carrsville Elementary -‐ Trina Stout, Hardy Elementary -‐Tonya Wilson, Windsor Elementary -‐ Judy Post, Westside Elementary -‐ Sarah Butler, Smithfield Middle -‐ Jada Parr, Windsor Middle -‐ Deborah Evans (Middle School TOY), Windsor High -‐ Virginia Beatty Riffle, and Smithfield High -‐ Kate Gover (High School TOY). Click here to download the document.
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