LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Lynchburg teacher got a big surprise from her students on Tuesday: Rachel Parr was named as the district’s “Teacher of the Year.”
Parr says she was shocked and honored to represent the district with one of its highest honors.
Her advice to other teachers is to set a good example for students by taking risks and trying new things in the classroom.
“It’s scary and we might not be great at it, but that’s what we want to instill in our students. We want our students to not be afraid to take risks. We want our students to take on challenges and conquer great things.”Rachel Parr, Lynchburg City Schools’ Teacher of the Year
Parr is in her fifth year teaching at T.C. Miller Elementary School where she teaches math and science to fourth graders.
She says that during this past year, she has done her best to reach where students are. Parr even set up a YouTube channel to help with her visual lessons so that students could pause and rewind lessons to learn at their own pace.