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Teacher of the Year

Monica Van Arsdale is Monacan High School's Teacher of the Year for the 2015–16 school year. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing from Longwood University in 2007 and earned her teaching certification at University of Richmond. In 2007, she joined the Career and Technical Education department at Monacan and, during her time as a Chief, has taught Principles of Marketing, Marketing Co-op, Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Fashion Marketing. Currently Mrs. Van Arsdale teaches all levels of Economics and Personal Finance. While working at Monacan, she has served as JV Boy’s soccer coach, Indoor Track Coach, DECA Advisor, Monacan Women Sponsor, Junior Class Sponsor and she has even sold tickets at football games. Outside of school, Mrs. Van Arsdale works for Richmond Bridal Consulting and has been happily married for a little over a year. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, travelling, cooking and playing with her dog, Theodore Roosevelt.


Previous Recipients:
2015 Clare Tilton (Humanities)
2014 Kevin Thornton (Social Studies)
2013 Melinda Carson (Art)
2012 Sarah Ehret (Social Studies)
2011 Connie Russell (Art)
2010 Lynn Wilczewski (Social Studies)
2009 Mary Ann Kosut (Foreign Language)
2008 Phil Harding (CTE)
2006 Tony Bevilacqua (Social Studies)
2005 Martin Goehle (Science)
2004 Jenny Ryan (Band)
2003 Jane Rowley
2002 Mariett Eggleston
2001 Alex McGrath (English)
2000 Ken Butta (Science)
1999 Kent Duffey (Social Studies)
1998 David George