Teacher Spotlight: Carrie Grantt
8/20/2014, 10:45 a.m.
A Virginia Beach high school teacher praised for her thought-provoking lessons and dynamic use of cutting-edge instructional research, Carrie Grantt has been named the 2014 Region 2 Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Department of Education.
Grantt, an English teacher and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow instructor at Princess Anne High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Clemson University and a master’s degree in English literature from Old Dominion University. She is in her 24th year of teaching. She began her career as a high school teacher in South Carolina before moving to Virginia and has taught at Princess Anne High School for all 14 years she has been with the division.
Grantt’s program, Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow, is a program designed to inspire and prepare students for careers in education. This is a passion of Grantt’s who also serves on Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ (VBCPS) Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Citywide Symposium Leadership Team as well as the VBCPS Future Educators Association Advisory Committee.