A few Manassas educators are being recognized for their hard work and dedication to their students.
Nine teachers from Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) are being considered for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award.
They were recognized at a school board meeting on January 23.
The annual award seeks to acknowledge excellent teachers and encourage high-quality education in northern Virginia.
Nominees must have five years of teaching experience, and must show “outstanding leadership,” according to a release from MCPS.
They must understand each student’s needs and encourage them to learn, as well.
The nine nominees are:
- Ashley Slaney — Baldwin Elementary School, kindergarten teacher
- Christy Morton — Jennie Dean Elementary School, STEM coach
- Kerstin McMahon — Haydon Elementary School, second grade
- Jennifer Faria — Round Elementary School, fourth grade
- Stephanie Fischer — Weems Elementary School, Special Education
- Amy Bossard — Baldwin Intermediate School, fifth grade Science & Social Studies
- Kristen Gates — Mayfield Intermediate School, Special Education teacher
- Roland Adam — Metz Middle School, Science teacher
- Kristine Heaver — Osbourn High School, Physics teacher
The winners and finalists will be announced in mid-April.