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Sussex Tech teacher named state's best teacher

Delaware Dept. of Education

Sussex Tech High School is home Delaware’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Virgina Forcucci received the honor Tuesday night at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

She teaches English to students in 10th through 12th grade at Sussex Tech.

Forcucci was selected from a group of 20 nominees representing the state’s 19 districts and charter school network.  

She’s the state’s 54th Teacher of the Year and moves on to compete for national Teacher of the year.


She also receives a $5,000 state grant to use for the educational benefit of her students, as well as a personal grant of $3,000.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.