FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2011
CONTACT: Tiffany Woods
Director for Public Relations
Fishburn Park Elementary School Teacher Jean Hitchins Named 2011 RCPS Division Teacher of the Year
Fishburn Park Elementary Focus School for Environmental Science teacher Jean Hitchins is now the 2011 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She received a $1,000 check from nTelos during the TOY banquet last night at the Jefferson Center. Hitchins teaches primary grade students with severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, and seizure disorders at Fishburn Park.
Fishburn Park Principal Judy Lackey says, “We are honored and excited to have Jean Hitchins selected as the RCPS Teacher of the Year. On a daily basis, Hitchins brings with her a passion for teaching and a sincere dedication for enriching the lives of her primary children with very special needs.”
During last night’s award banquet all 27 TOY nominees were pampered at Zee’s Salon before being escorted by Prestige Limousine Service to the banquet at the Jefferson Center. A special thanks to nTelos, Zee’s Salon, and Prestige Limousine Service for supporting the Teacher of the Year event with donations and/or services.