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Third grade teacher selected as Petersburg's Teacher of The Year

Posted at 6:58 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:06:20-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A Petersburg teacher was met with flowers, balloons, and cheers on Thursday after being selected as the city's teacher of the year.

Sheila Mosby is a third grade teacher at Cool Spring Elementary School with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She currently serves as the grade level chair at her school.

“Ms. Mosby has served her school and our school division with dedication to our students and her colleagues for years,” said Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools. “We are honored to have a teacher of distinguished service to represent the division and community."

Mosby said that she couldn't wait to Zoom call her students and let them know.

"They are wonderful, I wish I could have my kiddies here," Mosby said. "I just talked to one of my students this morning and Im gonna have to zoom them now and tell them about this. So yes, I'm happy, I'm grateful, I'm surprised and I'm appreciative."

This is not the first recognition Ms. Mosby has received. Since earning her Master’s degree and becoming an alumna of Virginia State University, she has earned Teacher of the Year from Wal-Mart (2007) and was named A.P. Hill Elementary School Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Ms. Mosby is an active church member at Metropolitan Baptist Church and is the Youth Director for The Metro Youth Experience.