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Princess Anne’s Rachel Thompson named Teacher of the Year

Princess Anne’s Rachel Thompson named Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/03/2019

Rachel Thompson, a Spanish teacher at Princess Anne High School (PAHS), is the 2020 Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Citywide Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Aaron Spence made the announcement at the annual Teachers of the Year dinner May 2 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Thompson has been teaching for 15 years, all with VBCPS, and was previously named the Distinguished Educator of the Year for PAHS in 2009, 2010 and 2018 and Rookie Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2006.

"Mrs. Thompson's passion for teaching is evident by her relentless dedication to helping her students with course content as well as all aspects of their lives," wrote PAHS Principal Danny Little in his nomination of Thompson. "She truly stands out for the selfless sacrifices she makes to provide our students opportunities to grow in all aspects of their lives."

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