2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year
News & Announcements
January 15 2013, News Release – Virginia Teacher of the Year Makes “Final Four”
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.
- Melissa Porfirio’s Profile in Practice – 2014 National Teacher of the Year Finalist video from the Teaching Channel
- Melissa Porfirio’s “Academic Choice: Comprehending & Retelling A Story" – 2014 National Teacher of the Year Finalist lesson video from the Teaching Channel
- Virginia Teacher of the Year Makes “Final Four” – January 15, 2014, News Release
- Governor McDonnell Congratulates 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year – October 15, 2013, News Release
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.