Each area school system chooses its Teacher of the Year, an award based on exemplary performance in – and often beyond – the classroom.  Valley Alliance for Education, in collaboration with corporate sponsor Ntelos Wireless Foundation, further honors each Teacher of the Year with a $1,000 School Grant award, which is presented to the school superintendent or representative and Teacher of the Year at the VAE Annual Reception.   


CONGRATULATIONS! 2022 Teachers of the Year:

  •        Mathew Snyder, Kate Collins Middle School – Waynesboro City Public Schools

  •        Lori Peltonen, Staunton High School – Staunton City Schools

  •        Brad Bryant, Valley Career and Technical Center – Augusta County Schools