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Two City Teachers Get Outside Recognition

Two City Teachers Get Outside Recognition

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Two teachers in the city schools have won statewide and international awards. Michael Salvatierra, who teaches music at Venable Elementary School, was picked by the Virginia Lottery for its Super Teacher program. He gets $4,000 in prizes, including a check for $2000. Salvatierra (pictured right) got the check from Paula Otto (pictured left) of the Virginia Lottery. The photo was provided by the Virginia Lottery. Meanwhile, Matt Shields of Charlottesville High School has won an Inspirational Teacher award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A CHS grad who now attends MIT nominated Shields for the award. Many of Shields’ current students set off rockets on Memorial Day.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

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