Stephanie Doyle, 2009 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 2011 Sons of the American Revolution History Teacher of the Year, is a sixth grade United States History I teacher at Breckinridge Middle School in Roanoke City Public Schools. She has taught at Breckinridge Middle for nine of her twelve year career. Stephanie graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and an emphasis in education. She will graduate in April with her Master’s in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction from Walden University. Stephanie is a member of the National Museum of the American Indian, Organization of American Historians, Virginia Council for Social Studies, the Civil War Preservation Trust, and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators.
In addition to classroom teaching, Stephanie has distinguished herself in several leadership activities. Stephanie is an active member of her school community. She is the team leader of her grade level, a member of the school site-based leadership team and Vice President of the Breckinridge Middle School PTA. She is founder and chairperson of the Virginia Teacher of the Year Network, which is dedicated to improving the quality of teaching across the Commonwealth. This network partners with the Virginia Milken Educators Network to present Teachers of Promise, an annual Institute for outstanding pre-service teachers, at James Madison University. Stephanie has written numerous articles and selections for Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul: Teacher Tales, Finding Ms. Warnecke, the Virginia Journal of Education, and the Kappa Delta Pi Record.