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The TLC Symposium is a one-day professional development activity offered to novice teachers (0 to 3 years teaching experience) currently teaching in the public school systems in the Southeast Region of Virginia. It will involve approximately 125 people including beginning teachers, mentors, higher institution representatives, deans and presenters. The symposium will provide needed professional development to enrich and support non-continuing contract participants, as well as connect them with award-winning mentors from the Virginia Teachers of the Year organization.

NOV. 1, 2014
Meet Virginia’s Finest EducatorsJaclyn Ryan Virginia’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

An agriscience teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor at Signal Knob Middle School in Shenandoah County Public Schools, Jaclyn was selected the 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year at a ceremony in Richmond on Friday evening, October 10. Jaclyn has been a teacher for nine years  and has received numerous national honors and commendations. She annually sponsors a Veterans Day breakfast at the school and is a strong advocate for her students. Jaclyn says that her focus is on “active learning” where “[students are] working on projects in our agricultural laboratory, or working outside in our land laboratory.” Her division superintendent observes that Jaclyn “works tirelessly to plan and implement relevant experiences for students to learn, grow in their leadership, and connect with their community.” Read more…

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VATOY Jaclyn Ryan with former Virginia State Superintendent, Jo Lynne DeMary Visit our website For additional information Scenes from the VATOY  Celebration Breakfast  With Rich Follett’s  New Song: “Because of You”(Song for Teachers)