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St. Croix District Chooses Five Finalists for Teacher of the Year

The Virgin Islands Department of Education – Office of the Insular Superintendent in the St. Croix District has announced five finalists under consideration for the prestigious 2016 District Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced at a reception at Government House in Christiansted on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The St. Croix 2016 District Teacher of the Year finalists are: ·

Elizabeth Beck, Business, St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center

· Dinah Browne, English, St. Croix Central High School

· Sayeeda Carter, English, St. Croix Educational Complex

· Barbara Daniels, Music, Ricardo Richards Elementary School

· Tysha St. Jules, 6th Grade, Claude O. Markoe Elementary School

The selection process for the district award begins with administrators at St. Croix’s 15 public schools submitting their school’s Teacher of the Year for consideration. The nominees undergo a 20-minute interview before a panel of judges, which is comprised of school district administrators and coordinators. The panel selects five finalists, who undergo classroom observations. Following the observations, scores are reviewed by the panel and the District Teacher of the Year is selected.

Next, the St. Croix District Teacher of the Year will compete against Kendra Vicars, who was recently named 2017 Teacher of the Year in the St. Thomas-St. John District, and then one teacher will be selected to represent the territory as State Teacher of the Year. All 15 teachers who were nominated for the district’s award by their schools will also be recognized at Sunday’s ceremony. For more information, contact the St. Croix Office of the Insular Superintendent at 773-1095.

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