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Tucker VAME Teacher of the Year

Sandra Tucker, of Rock Ridge High School, was recently awarded the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators (VAME) Teacher of the Year Award at the annual VAME conference in Virginia Beach.


The VAME Teacher of the Year recognizes VAME members for their dedication to marketing education, as well as their community, school and students. Donna Celio (Stone Bridge High School, 2008) and Kathy Chrisman (Potomac Falls High School, 2006) are Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) teachers who have previously won this award.


Teachers are nominated by their colleagues. Three finalists are selected based on credentials and qualifications. The finalists commit to a year-long process that includes building a portfolio, including letters of recommendation from various stakeholders, inviting judge(s) for a site visit and teaching observation and participating in a final interview at the annual conference.


Tucker is a marketing teacher, cooperative education coordinator, and dual-enrollment instructor at Rock Ridge High School. She is also co-advisor for DECA, the career and technical student organization associated with the marketing education program, and serves as the main point of contact for The Phoenix Peak, Rock Ridge’s award-winning school store.


Prior to joining the Phoenix faculty, she taught marketing courses at Potomac and Dominion high schools, where she managed one of the largest DECA chapters in Loudoun County. She spent three years working at DECA Inc. headquarters as an assistant director responsible for the Executive Officer leadership program, new DECA advisor mentoring and DECA chapter recognition programs.