COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 32
February 12, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia Teacher of the Year Brochures


The Virginia Teacher of the Year and the seven Virginia 
Regional Teachers of the Year serve as ambassadors for 
public education during the school year.  Their individual 
messages and actions establish a standard of excellence in 
student learning and academic achievement in our 
classrooms.  We encourage you to assist these teachers in 
their effort to become spokespersons for education 
throughout the Commonwealth.

As previously announced, the 1999 Virginia Teacher of the 
Year is Linda B. Koutoufas, who teaches third grade at 
Woodstock Elementary School in Virginia Beach.  The seven 
1999 Virginia Regional Teachers of the year are: Carolyn P. 
Henly (Carrie) from Chesterfield County representing Region 
I, the Richmond and south central Virginia area; Margaret 
F. Hardt (Meg) from West Point representing Region III, the 
northeastern and Northern Neck area; Regla Armengol, from 
Fairfax County representing Region IV, the northern 
Virginia and valley area; Carolyn A. Rankin, from Staunton, 
representing Region V, the central Virginia area;  Benjamin 
F. Bazak (Ben), from the City of Roanoke, representing 
Region VI, the Roanoke and New River Valley area; Linda W. 
Kelly, from Smyth county, representing Region VII, the 
southwest Virginia area; and Paula P. Duncan, from 
Cumberland county, representing Region VIII, the southside 
area of Virginia.

Brochures profiling Virginia?s Teachers of the Year are 
enclosed for distribution in your region.  If there are 
questions or if additional information is needed, please 
call the office of Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant 
Superintendent, Division of Teacher Education and 
Licensure, at 804-371-2522.  

TAE/bl
Attachment:   A  hard copy of this memo and its attach-
              ment will be sent to the superintendent's
              office.

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