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Honoring Excellent Educators

Kimberly NurseKimberly Nurse
Kempsville High School educator has been named Virginia Beach’s Teacher of the Year, officials announced Tuesday morning. Kimberly Nurse is a graduate of Norfolk State University, where she earned her master’s degree in special education. For 15 years, she worked as a special education teacher at Seatack Elementary School and Landstown High School before coming to Kempsville in 2018. - Read more

Eboni HarringtonEboni Harrington 
Roanoke Virginia's first Black Women Teacher of the Year.

Harrington first got her start teaching at a charter school in North Carolina. Then, she returned to her hometown of Roanoke to become a seventh-grade math teacher at Lucy Addison Middle School, where she has served the last four years. Now she is being recognized as Roanoke City Public School’s District’s Teacher of the Year. Harrington is only the second Black person and first Black woman to receive the honor. - Read more

Calvin ArmstrongCalvin Armstrong 
Calvin Armstrong earns Teacher of the Year at Ruffner Academy

Calvin Armstrong has been a health and physical education teacher for the past six years. At Ruffner Academy in Norfolk, he also coaches volleyball, track, and helps out with the basketball team.  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which kept students out of the school and Armstrong away from his students, Armstrong still found a way to make an impact. “I’m here for them despite the challenges they might be going through,” said Armstrong. - Read more

Carlos Dwight SewardCarlos Dwight Seward
Rappahannock County Public Schools announce new high school principal

Rappahannock County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. Carlos Dwight Seward has been appointed as the next principal of Rappahannock County High School (RCHS).  Mr. Seward brings a variety of experience to the role of RCHS principal. He has served as an assistant principal at Eastern View High School in Culpeper County for the last four years. - Read more

Battinto Batts Jr.Dean Battinto Batts Jr. 
ASU Names Battinto Batts New Dean of Cronkite School

Battinto Batts, Jr., MA, Media Management, '06. is the new dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University.  - Read more