Chaselle McConnell Named State Teacher of the Year

Chaselle McConnell named State Teacher of the Year. (Photo courtesy VIDE)

On Saturday, the Virgin Islands Education Department celebrated the finalists for State Teacher of the Year and announced the winner at its 2024-2025 State Teacher of the Year Selection Ceremony on St. Croix at Government House.

The ceremony celebrated excellence in education and recognized the outstanding contributions of the two State Teacher of the Year finalists, Chaselle McConnell (St. Croix Educational Complex High School- STX District) and Chevell Simeon (Charlotte Amalie High School- STTJ District). The VIDE is proud to acknowledge both teachers who exemplify the dedication, passion, and commitment that define exceptional educators. Their unwavering commitment to their students serves as a beacon of inspiration, according to the press release.

McConnell was named State Teacher of the Year, the press release stated.

The event was attended by dignitaries and special guests, including Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach, Sen. Marise James, chair of the Committee on Education and Workforce Development, Education Commissioner Dionne Wells-Hedrington, St. Croix District Acting Insular Superintendent Carla Bastian-Knight, VIDE District Leadership, school administrators, staff, family, friends, and well-wishers, the release stated.

Click below to view McConnell and Simeon’s “Why I Teach” videos.

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