Chesapeake 2nd-grade teacher Daphne Fulson wins 2022 Virginia Teacher of the Year

(WFXR) – Governor Ralph Northam announced the winner of the Virginia Teacher of the Year 2022.

The winner was Daphne Tamara Fulson, a second grader from Portlock Primary School in Chesapeake.

The announcement was made on the Virginia Department of Education’s Youtube channel. You can see the announcement on Thursday October 14th below:

Three teachers from southwest and central Virginia nominated for Teacher of the Year

The nominees for this year’s award include:

  • Ashley Sharell Bland, an educational technology teacher at John B. Cary Elementary School in Richmond.
  • Daphne Tamara Fulson, second grade teacher at Portlock Primary School in Chesapeake.
  • Robert Dean LaFollette, a science, professional, and technology teacher and math teacher at Essex High School in Essex County.
  • Howard L. Brewer Jr., English teacher at Transition Support Resource Center-Alexandria in Fairfax County.
  • Matthew Kenneth Uselton, English teacher at Liberty High School in Bedford County.
  • Eboni Jenee Harrington, math teacher at Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke.
  • Ashley Duncan Cannon, health and physical education teacher at Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County.
  • Brendan Mayer Conroy, GED / Individual Student Alternative Education Program teacher at Appomattox County High School in Appomattox County.

Each teacher was required to submit a portfolio highlighting their accomplishments, educational philosophies, and community activities.