Mount Vernon: Whitman Teacher Honored

Mount Vernon: Whitman Teacher Honored


Eugenio Fischer Sanchez, who teaches Spanish at Whitman Middle School, is one of two teachers honored with the 2015 Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award.

Fischer Sanchez, a Florida native, teaches Spanish for fluent speakers, coordinates International Night and Hispanic Heritage Month, co-directs the Men of Vision and Purpose group, and is a Parents as Educational Partners teacher at Mount Vernon High School. He is praised for getting to know his students beyond the classroom and his dedication toward them, and for serving as a mentor to them.

In the Northern Virginia Hispanic community, Fischer Sanchez is known as a volunteer at local churches and mentor to other educators. He invites Hispanic professionals to visit his classroom, speak to his students, and inspire them.

Fischer Sanchez earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Miami and a master’s in education from Nova Southeastern University.

The award is given by the Victoria D. de Sanchez Endowment at Marymount University to recognize and encourage teachers who have demonstrated exemplary results working with area Hispanic students. The endowment was established by the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia, which was created by a group of Hispanic business owners.