A Metz Middle School teacher in Manassas has won a $2,000 prize from the Virginia Lottery.
According to a release, reading and writing teacher Shannon Stuckey is one of eight educators in Virginia to win the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award this year.
“Shannon Stuckey received the award in a surprise presentation in front of students, faculty and special guests. The award, sponsored by the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA and Virginia-based The Supply Room Companies, consists of a $2,000 cash prize and an additional $2,000 classroom credit from The Supply Room Companies,” stated a release.
The winning teachers were selected by a panel of judges based on the strength of their nominations and qualities, as well as their responses to four questions addressing education and learning in the classroom.
Fellow teacher Patrick Riley, who nominated Stuckey, stated “Many people talk about the phrase “It’s all about the kids”…She lives it!…Outstanding Reading Coach offering teachers a variety of effective strategies to improve Reading skills…Mentors new ELA teachers and models superb classroom instruction…Assists interventionists with small group and one-on-one instruction…data expert for RTI committee…Lead instructor for Learning Focused training to improve lesson planning…Conduit to the community through her active involvement in the Hylton Performing Arts Center…The most valuable member of our faculty…linchpin behind improved scores in Reading and Writing over last three years.”
This year the Virginia Lottery received more than 1,000 nominations.
“The Super Teacher Awards demonstrate that we’re game for education. The Lottery is committed to supporting Virginia’s public schools, and that includes recognizing outstanding Super Teachers who make such a difference in the education of Virginia’s youth,” stated Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto in a release.
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