Waynesville School District Teacher of the Year named

Virginia Fulmer-Rehm has been named the Waynesville School District Teacher of the Year. She gives it her all every day, and her students love her for it. As a resource specialist at Freedom Elementary, Fulmer-Rehm works with grades K-5. Fulmer-Rehm is a Crisis Prevention Intervention instructor who teaches de-escalation techniques for understanding and aiding trauma-impacted individuals. In this role, she advocates, educates, and inspires others to help students when they need it the most. She also coaches students in Special Olympics bowling, basketball, and track and field. A Waynesville High School graduate, Fulmer-Rehm has earned her undergraduate, master’s, and specialist degrees. She has taught in the Waynesville R-VI School District for 25 years. Her first 15 years were spent teaching hospitality and tourism at the Waynesville Career Center. She and her husband, James Rehm, the diesel mechanics instructor at the WCC, have five children. Fulmer-Rehm will advance to the regional competition. Regional Teachers of the Year from around the state will then move on to the state Teacher of the Year process.