Lynchburg City Schools on Tuesday announced T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation fourth-grade teacher Rachel Parr has been named its 2021 Teacher of the Year.
"[T]his year's Teacher of the Year candidate serves as an encouragement and example of the passion, resilience, and joy found in teaching and in learning," a Tuesday news release said.
According to division spokesperson Cindy Babb, Parr has been teaching for nine years and has been with the division and T.C. Miller for five.
In a letter of recommendation, T.C. Miller principal Jeff Guerin said of Parr: "She is an innovator in the classroom, and she constantly seeks to find new technology to enhance virtual learning."
- Jamey Cross
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Cross covers K-12 and higher education for The News & Advance. An Asheboro, North Carolina native, Cross joined The News & Advance team in January 2020 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism.