Teaching in Virginia
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Franklin County Teacher Named 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year
Anthony Swann, a fifth-grade teacher at Rocky Mount Elementary in Franklin County, was named the 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a virtual recognition ceremony livestreamed on Facebook and Twitter. Swann was selected from the eight regional winners and is now the commonwealth’s nominee for 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Read the 2021 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program-This is a PDF document. to learn more about Swann and the other seven 2021 Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year.
Teacher Education & Licensure
The Virginia Department of Education licenses teachers and administrators according to regulations adopted by the Board of Education. The department also administers regulations governing educator preparation programs to ensure that teachers enter the classroom with content knowledge and instructional skills aligned to the Standards of Learning and other objectives for learning and achievement.
The department also administers programs to help school divisions recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and recognize instructional excellence.
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