Graham named Isle of Wight teacher of the year

Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Scott Graham, a math and physics teacher at Windsor High School, is the Isle of Wight County Schools’ division Teacher of the Year. 

Graham was also selected as the Windsor High School’s Teacher of the Year and the division’s High School Teacher of the Year. 

He was surprised recently at his school with the announcement.  

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Graham will serve as the division’s representative in the Virginia Teacher of the Year program.

In his second year as a math and physics teacher at WHS, he teaches dual enrollment precalculus, dual enrollment calculus, dual enrollment probability and statistics, and physics. 

Before coming to Windsor, he spent 12 years at King’s Fork High School in Suffolk. Originally from Barlow, Ohio, he earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a commission in the United States Army as an aviation officer, eventually retiring in 2010 as a lieutenant colonel. 

While still in the Army, he earned a master of science in business organizational management from the University of La Verne and a master of science in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. I

In addition to his teaching role, Mr. Graham drives a variety of sports and academic teams to away matches, works as a member of the chain crew for junior varsity and varsity football games, and serves as a judge for Scholastic Bowl matches.

Graham currently resides in Suffolk, VA with his wife and has two grown sons.

Other teachers honored include:

  • Faith White, a third grade teacher at Windsor Elementary School, was selected as the Elementary School Teacher of the Year. 
  • Rebecca Cox, the art teacher at Smithfield Middle School, was selected as the Middle School Teacher of the Year.