Nominate an Exceptional Teacher for Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award

Do you know an Hispanic educator who:

  • is exceptionally skillful and dedicated?
  • demonstrates a superior ability to impart knowledge to students and inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn?
  • invests time and energy to activities that result in improved instruction?
  • actively contributes to the field of education?

Nominate them for the annual Victoria D. de Sánchez Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award for Northern Virginia.

The annual award honors Hispanic educator Victoria D. de Sánchez, an exemplary Northern Virginia public school teacher who strives to improve the lives of children and their communities through education. Now in its 14th year, the award was created as a partnership between the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia and Marymount University to recognize exemplary Hispanic classroom teachers.

Nominees must have taught at least five years in Northern Virginia public schools and currently teach pre-kindergarten, elementary or secondary school. They must also be fluent in Spanish and English. Read the full list of criteria (PDF) and review the nomination process.

Awardees will be recognized at an award reception at Marymount University on May 30 and will receive a $2,000 award. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 7.

Victoria D. de Sánchez was a pioneering Hispanic educator in both North and Latin America whose work had an impact on countless teachers and millions of schoolchildren. She began her teaching career in the U.S. in the 1930s and had a long and distinguished career as a U.S. Foreign Service Education Specialist in Central America. She later became the highest ranking woman in the Alliance for Progress (the U.S. Foreign Aid Program in Latin America), influencing millions of students in six countries.

Nominate a teacher today!