Principals' Memo #1019-09

Department of Education

December 8, 2009

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: Recognition of an Outstanding Secondary Mathematics or Science Teacher by the Virginia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Virginia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi will be recognizing an outstanding middle or secondary mathematics or science teacher. This award is part of Sigma Xi's national program, intended to recognize career-long commitments to providing meaningful learning experiences for students.

The selected teacher will receive an engraved plaque and a $500 cash award presented at Sigma Xi's annual initiation and awards banquet in Blacksburg in April 2010. In addition, $500 is donated to the teacher's school in support of mathematics and science programs. Costs for the honoree and his or her principal to travel to and attend the banquet will be fully reimbursed.

More information and the online nomination form can be found at . Nominations are due by February 4, 2010.

For additional information contact Dr. John M. Galbraith by e-mail at or by telephone at (540) 231-9784.