Newport News Public Schools’ 2015-2016 Teachers of the Year were honored at a banquet May 12. The evening also brought the announcement of the elementary, middle, high school and NNPS Teacher of the Year. Kari Egnot, a calculus teacher at Menchville High School, is named the District and High School Teacher of the Year. Egnot, who has taught for 18 years, is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Martin Blount, band teacher and director at Gildersleeve Middle School, is the Middle School Teacher of the Year. He has nine years of teaching experience, all in Newport News.
Sheila Diggs Jones, a kindergarten teacher at Marshall Early Learning Center, is the Elementary School Teacher of the Year. A 29-year veteran educator, Jones believes that teaching is heart-work.