Every spring, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) recognizes our best-of-the-best teachers throughout the division with the announcement of the finalists for VBCPS Citywide Teacher of the Year. These five educators are chosen from all our individual schools’ teachers of the year.
Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Citywide Teacher of the Year finalists:
- Barbara Besal, chemistry teacher at First Colonial High School
- Kim Nurse, AVID instructor at Kempsville High School
- John Pienkowski, science teacher at Brandon Middle School
- Heather Riggs, English as a second language instructor at the Adult Learning Center
- Laurie Yates, horticulture teacher at the Technical and Career Education Center
The Teacher of the Year selection committee will interview each of the finalists and narrow the decision to one, who will be named the 2022 Citywide Teacher of the Year. That announcement will be in the coming weeks and you’ll hear it first right here, on vbschools.com and on our social media pages.
Congratulations and good luck to all five finalists!