Awards & Scholarships

VBEA is proud to sponsor a variety of awards & scholarships to business educators or students enrolled in a program leading to becoming a business teacher or in a business-related major.

Congratulations to 2022 Award Winners!

Awards were presented at the 2022 Summer Conference

VBEA Distinguished Service Award- Judith Sams, Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Walter L. Shell Business Teacher of the Year Award- Sarah Routsis, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Outstanding New Business & Information Technology Teacher of the Year Award- James Stewart, Frederick County Public Schools

Al Roane Middle School Business Teacher of the Year Award- Jennifer Scheetz, Frederick County Public Schools


Congratulations to all of our award winners! We are proud of your exemplary accomplishments.


--Judith P. Sams, VBEA Agent & Professional Scholarships and Program Specialist,

Business & Information Technology & Related Clusters, Virginia Department of Education