Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year Nominees
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year nomination for their school. These nominees are in the running to become the Suffolk City-Wide Teacher of the Year, Virginia Region II Teacher of the Year, Virginia Teacher of the Year, and ultimately, National Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program aims to recognize and celebrate excellence in the classroom and looks for teachers who represent the best in teaching.
Elementary School Nominees
Dawn Irwin - Booker T. Washington Elementary School Travis MacConnell - Creekside Elementary School Lynette Phillips - Elephant's Fork Elementary School Jasmine Ryan - Florence Bowser Elementary School Crystal Brown - Hillpoint Elementary School Elizabeth "Erin" Kessinger - Kilby Shores Elementary School Maya Jones - Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School Megan Eberhardt - Nansemond Parkway Elementary School Jennifer Breland - Northern Shores Elementary School Danielle Hart - Oakland Elementary School Alaine Panagotopulos - Southwestern Elementary School
Middle School Nominees
Dawn Kanehl - Col. Fred Cherry Middle School Francisco Sanin - Forest Glen Middle School Lakeahia Artis Bradby - John F. Kennedy Middle School Susan Zyra - John Yeates Middle School Ariel Ralph - King's Fork Middle School
High School Nominees Jon Baisden - King's Fork High School Felicia Ingram - Lakeland High School Deborah Oliver - Nansemond River High School Jenese Rasberry - Turlington Woods Rhonda Culpepper - College and Career Academy at Pruden