Story Author: Erin Flynn/Daily News-Record

Maria Swartzentruber ’11, MA ’16 wins Virginia math educator of the year award

Maria Swartzentruber, a fifth-grade teacher at Linville-Edom Elementary School, has made it her mission to get students excited about math. [Swartzentruber graduated in 2011 with a degree in education and completed her master’s degree in education in 2016.] Since she began working at Linville-Edom six years ago, the Harrisonburg resident has created various activities for … More

City educator lauded for special education efforts

A Valley school administrator’s dedication to education has been recognized on the national level. On Sept. 26, Sandi Thorpe, executive director of special programs for Harrisonburg City Public Schools, received the 2016 Early Career Special Education Administrator Award. The division announced in a press release that Thorpe received the award, which is given to those … More