2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year
Melissa A. Porfirio, a first-grade teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in Fairfax County, is the 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year and Region 4 Teacher of the Year. A teacher for eight years, Porfirio earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Catholic University and a master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction from George Mason University.
2014 Regional Teachers of the Year
Tracey Zaval, an eighth-grade civics and economics teacher at Midlothian Middle in Chesterfield County.
Carrie E. Gantt is an 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher and Teachers for Tomorrow instructor at Princess Anne High in Virginia Beach.