James Breckinridge Middle School teacher Daniel Kuehl has been named the 2013 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
The art teacher with a decade of experience was one of 27 nominees, according to a news release from the school system. He was named the winner of the school system’s top teaching award during a Thursday night banquet at the Jefferson Center.
Kuehl received $1,000 from Lumos Networks, $500 from WDBJ-TV and $150 worth of car supplies from Advance Auto.
Runners up Westside Elementary School teacher Megan Boothe and Fallon Park Elementary School teacher Ann McGhee each received a $250 check from the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League.
Kuehl, along with the other Teacher of the Year nominees, was pampered at Zee’s Salon where they received free haircuts and hand massages before being taken by limo to the Jefferson Center.
Kuehl joins a slate of local educators recently recognized for their teaching prowess. Roanoke County and Salem recently named their 2013 teachers of the year. Roanoke County also gave out its prestigious Golden Apple Award and the McGlothlin Foundation recently gave a New River Valley educator the McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence.
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