After a year when teachers have gone above and beyond to provide engaging learning for students over a variety of virtual platforms, as well as in-person instruction, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards said he felt that no single teacher for the division could be chosen as Teacher of the Year.
Normally, a teacher of the year is chosen for each school, and from there a divisionwide Teacher of the Year is selected and would represent HCPS in the Region 5 competition.
But choosing just one teacher per building felt like it was undermining the hard work that all teachers put in this past year, Richards said.
Therefore, a resolution was passed at Tuesday night’s School Board work session declaring all HCPS teachers Teacher of the Year.
“HCPS teachers have risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and provided unwavering support to their students in all of the division’s schools,” the resolution stated.