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Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Local businesses recognize six outstanding K-12 educators


Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announced the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest at Vita Nova Creatives and Coffee in Nokesville, June 7. The community rallied strongly behind the six candidates, casting more than 6,000 votes cast in the final round of the contest.

The top three winners were:

1st Place- Kelly Nichols, Language Arts at Marsteller Middle School in Bristow;

2nd Place- 'Chef’ Emily Stevenson, Culinary Arts at Patriot High School in Nokesville;

3rd Place- Wendy Atkinson, Kindergarten teacher at Cedar Point Elementary School in Bristow.

Honor mention winners were:

Audrey Baldwin, ELL teacher at Loch Lomond Elementary School in Manassas (PWCS),

‘Francie’ Vandivere, 4th-grade teacher at Bristow Run Elementary School in Bristow,

Jenifer Mayes, 4th-grade teacher at Kyle Wilson Elementary School in Woodbridge.

PLEASE READ MORE ABOUT THESE EDUCATORS BELOW and see what the community had to say about them.

Throughout May, readers nominated local K-12 via Bristow Beat. Teachers who received multiple nominations progressed to become finalists. Finalists were announced during the last week of the contest. Bristow Beat encouraged them to rally parents, colleagues, students and friends to vote for them. Meanwhile, Bristow Beat continued to promote the contest.

Top winners received prize boxes that included monetary gift cards ranging from $75-125, bottles of wine, plus teacher gifts and classroom items. Honorable mentions received gift cards ranging between $15-20 and classroom items. Special thanks to Teachables education store in Bristow and Thai Peppers located in Bristow, Haymarket and Del Ray.

Every Tuesday is Teacher Tuesday at Vita Nova Creatives & Coffee. Tell the barista you are a teacher to receive a discount on your cafe order!

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