RICHMOND, Va. — Eight teachers from around the state have been named finalists for a teacher of the year award.

The Virginia Department of Education announced eight regional teachers of the years Monday.

A panel of teachers, representatives of educational associations and business leaders will interview the eight teachers next week. The state’s teacher of the year will be announced Sept. 18 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

A list of the winners is here .

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.