Teachers are among the most important people in our children’s lives. Every year, thousands of Virginia teachers spend countless hours, in and out of the classroom, making sure our children have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
Anyone who knows a teacher will tell you that they don’t do it for the money. In fact, according to a recent study, the starting salary for a teacher is just $30,377. Yet, the average teacher spends roughly $500 per year, of their own money, to purchase school supplies for their classrooms. That dedication is why we’re supporting their efforts by donating a $100 gift card to (20) lucky Virginia teachers, (10) of which are sponsored by our good friends at HomeLand Title & Escrow. For complete contest rules, please visit our 2017 Support Your Teacher Official Rules page.
Our 2017 Support Your Local Teacher Contest has ended. This year, we received more than 100 entries, which included 42 nominations. On Monday, August 21, 2017 at approximately 9:30 AM, Leslie Luck, Vice Principal of Pole Green Elementary School selected 20 winners, plus 2 bonus winners in a random drawing held in the school’s library. Below, you’ll find the names of all our lucky teachers.
On behalf of Chuck Jenkins, Long & Foster, and HomeLand Title & Escrow, we’d like to thank everyone who participated this year, especially the wonderful people at Pole Green Elementary School who hosted our drawing.
Although this promotion has ended, we encourage you to help support your local teachers by donating money, gift cards, school supplies, and pre-packaged snacks. Anything you can donate, no matter how small, will go a long way. Congratulations to all of our winners!
- Jessica Vali, Charles City High School
- Sara Salvato, Lee Davis High School
- Amy Gordon, Pole Green Elementary School
- Delecia Keeton, Lee Davis High School
- Bill Cochran, Jackson Davis Elementary School
- Barbara Valentine, Eastern Montgomery Elementary School
- Kimberly Hooker, Kersey Creek Elementary School
- Lisa Brown, Oak Knoll Middle School
- Stephen Salvato, Lee Davis High School
- Nancy Moyers, Stonewall Jackson Elementary School
- Kelly Johnakin, Chamberlayne Elementary School
- Amy Roberson, R. C. Longan Elementary School
- Kendra Mann, Rural Point Elementary School
- Bobbie Coccaro, Robious Elementary School
- Thomas Sones, Thomas Jefferson High School
- Kelli Martin, Mechanicsville Elementary School
- David Lewis, Caroline High School
- Krista Taylor, The Goddard School
- Angela Sweeney, Pole Green Elementary School
- Nicole Presnell, Cold Harbor Elementary School
- Shannon Dorton, Financial Secretary, Pole Green Elementary School
- Tyree Dandridge, Custodian, Pole Green Elementary School