For Immediate Release
August 5, 2016
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235
The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) has named Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Technology Education Teacher David Curry the 2016 Virginia Middle School Technology Education Teacher of the Year. Curry was presented with the award during the VTEEA Summer Conference. In March, Curry will receive the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Teacher of Excellence Award at the ITTEA Annual Conference.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Principal Teresa Ritenour says, “Mr. Curry is an exemplary teacher. He makes real-life connections for his students in the classroom and through his work as the advisor of the Technology Student Association at our school. He also understands the importance of engaging students by utilizing project-based instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. He should take great pride in being named the Virginia Middle School Technology Education Teacher of the Year and the positive impact he makes on students each day.”
Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “High-quality teachers are the most valuable resource when it comes to preparing students to be successful, engaged citizens. Mr. Curry is an exceptional teacher who expects a great deal from his students and works tirelessly to help them achieve at high levels and reach their goals. He is to be commended for being recognized at both the state and international levels for his outstanding work with students.”
The VTEEA represents more than 1,000 educators across Virginia. The organization’s primary purpose is to increase the awareness of technology and engineering education and its affiliated organizations. The VTEEA sponsors programs and activities for students and teachers, produces publications and continues to advance work for the profession of technology and engineering education.