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2016 Teacher of the Year honored by the board of education

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RICHMOND (WSLS 10) - The Board of Education recognized the 2016 Teacher of the Year and Regional Teachers of the Year during a meeting Thursday.

Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a West Salem Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, was honored as Teacher of the Year.

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the selection back in October 2015.

Agricultural education teacher Edward McCann, Jr. of Appomattox County High School won the Region 8 Teacher of the Year award.

Bland County High School's Ruthanne Cole, a science teacher, won the Region 7 award.