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Family Contests And Surveys

Teens + Alcohol: Take Our Survey

Teenagers and alcohol are a topic that parents have worried about for generations. We want to hear what today’s parents have to say. Do your kids or their peers drink? Either way, we want to know. This six-question survey asks about your experience and your opinion in regards to teenagers …

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Teacher of the Year: Katie Keier

“I believe in listening carefully to children, building strong relationships, following their interests and creating provocations and experiences that reflect who they are.” Kindergarten Teacher at Mount Eagle Elementary School in Alexandria, VA Nominated by Laura McCarthy: “Katie goes above and beyond to create a dream learning environment for her …

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Teacher of the Year: Joanna McBride

“Children are motivated when they’re engaged. So find a way to hook them in by using what you know about them and their personal interests.” Fourth-Grade Teacher at British International School of Washington in Washington, D.C. Nominated by Katie Benson: “Joanna is a passionate teacher who deeply cares about each …

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Teacher of the Year: David Magee

“Let them pack their own snack, choose a time to set their alarm or pick out their own clothes the night before. Giving a second-grader responsibility helps supply them with a positive sense of control.” Second-Grade Teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Nominated by Jen Dryer: “David …

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Teacher of the Year: Christopher Peter

“Teachers are important as role models. They help to inspire learning, instill good values and build self confidence.” Middle School American History, Geography, Civics and World History Teacher at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA Nominated by Celeste Brooks: “Mr. Peter is not your typical history teacher. When the school …

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2018 Teachers of the Year Contest

Nominate your favorite local teacher today! The most important superheroes don’t wear capes; they stand in front of a whiteboard teaching our children topics from the ABC’s to quadratic equations. Teachers empower our children and play a meaningful role in their lives. Washington FAMILY is celebrating our area’s extraordinary educators with …

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Best for FAMILIES 2017 Results

The only way to discover the best of what a region has to offer is to experience it. You know the best place to grab an ice cream cone. You know the best dog groomer, the best personal trainer, the best day camp and the best family-friendly restaurant. This year, …

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