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RPS Teacher Receives High School Teacher of Excellence Award

RPS Teacher Lisette Kimbrough Lisette Kimbrough, an English teacher at George Wythe High School was recently awarded the High School Teacher of Excellence Award by The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the state of Virginia.

The award, presented by Virginia Teachers of English, an NCTE affiliate, recognizes an outstanding ninth-twelfth grade English educator in the state of Virginia. In addition to this award, NCTE annually recognizes over 90 exceptional English teachers and students throughout the nation in order to shine a spotlight on their great work and to elevate the importance of teaching and learning English.

Kimbrough, the 2018-2019 George Wythe Teacher of the Year, started her teaching career ten years ago at Boushall Middle School. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from Virginia State University and a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from Averett University.

She was recognized at the Virginia Teachers of English Conference in October and will also be celebrated at the National Teachers of English Conference in Houston, Texas later this month.

About NCTE:

NCTE is the nation's most comprehensive literacy organization, supporting more than 25,000 teachers across the Pre-K–college spectrum. They present several awards each year to recognize outstanding teachers of English language arts and literacy at all levels and to support teachers’ efforts to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills. For more information, visit