A George Washington Middle School career and technical education teacher has won the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award. Sybil Currie-Boyd was presented with the award in a surprise assembly of cheering sixth-grade students, faculty and guests on Monday morning.
Currie-Boyd was selected as one of eight winners across Virginia out of nearly 800 nominees. The award honors outstanding K-12 public school educators who are passionate about and committed to their profession, are innovative and creative in the classroom and go above and beyond in involving parents.
“I was so happy for her. I was cheering for her the whole time. Nobody else deserves this more than her. Overall her class is the best I’ve had all year. I’ve enjoyed it a lot,” said one of her students.
“She made learning fun for everyone. Everyone enjoyed her class,” another of her students added.
Currie-Boyd is the first ACPS teacher to receive the award in its nine-year history. In addition to receiving a $2,000 cash prize, Currie-Boyd also received an additional $2,000 credit to purchase classroom supplies.
I was happy to share the moment with my family and my students were there, too. How cool is that! When I heard some of the things that were said in the nomination letter, I felt that there’s no way that I could do this by myself. It is the support of my colleagues and students that keep me going. This is their award. I am humbled by this,” said Currie-Boyd.
Currie-Boyd was nominated by a fellow teacher for her willingness to go the extra mile to set up field trips and even make clothes for needy children abroad.
View a video of the surprise ceremony and see Currie-Boyd’s reaction:
This award reflects the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan goal of ensuring that Every Students Succeeds by having an Exemplary Staff.