Centreville Mountain View High math teacher Anne Hoffman received the Educator of the Year award Saturday from the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was honored during the opening ceremonies of the Oct. 20 Centreville Day celebration in Centreville’s Historic District.
Mountain View Principal Dave Jagels presented her award; but first, he told those attending why Hoffman is so special and why the school chose her to receive this honor.
“Anne Hoffman exemplifies the meaning of holistic education,” he said. “When working with students, she leaves no stone unturned. It’s often said that Anne brings out the best in her students; she’s able to develop a relationship with them based on trust, respect and compassion.”
Jagels said her caring nature, teaching expertise and “vast educational experience” are the qualities that “make her stand above the rest.” He also stressed that Hoffman goes “far above and beyond” the call of duty when helping her students.
“She is the epitome of what a teacher should be,” he said. “[And] former students continue to contact her for things, well after they graduate – whether they’re asking for help or sharing milestones in their lives.” Jagels said that shows the kind of impact Hoffman has on her students’ lives.
“We are extremely grateful to have the talents that Anne brings to the students of Mountain View on a daily basis,” he added. “It is an honor to recognize her as Mountain View’s selection for teacher of the year.”
— Bonnie Hobbs