Fishburn Park Elementary Focus School for Environmental Science teacher Jean Hitchins has been named the 2011 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She received a $1,000 check from nTelos during a banquet held Tuesday night at the Jefferson Center. Hitchins teaches primary grade students with severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, and seizure disorders at Fishburn Park.
Fishburn Park Principal Judy Lackey says, “We are honored and excited to have Jean Hitchins selected as the RCPS Teacher of the Year. On a daily basis, Hitchins brings with her a passion for teaching and a sincere dedication for enriching the lives of her primary children with very special needs.”