Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award.

The Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award today is an alliance between the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia, who created the award and Marymount University in Arlington, who endows the award.

Current Board Members

Victoria Sanchez, daughter of Victoria D. de Sanchez

215 South Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

With twenty-eight years of experience of interior design providing a full range of interior design services, Victoria Sanchez serves as an ‘approachable expert’ to guide her clients through the entire construction and selection process.

Leveo V. Sanchez II, son of Victoria D. de Sanchez

New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

Served for 12 years as president of the NMHU Foundation, served on the board of regents for three years, and as board chair for two years.

Mike Sierra, CEO and President, The Ventura Group

19775 Belmont Executive Plaza
Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 208-3303

The Ventura Group, Inc. (Ventura) is a technology and management consulting firm with Federal and Commercial clients in 24 states, providing a variety of technology services to a broad spectrum of federal and local government clients.

Jose “Pepe” Figueroa, President, Priority One Services

6600 Fleet Dr, Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 971-5504

An industry leader with over 24 years providing scientific staffing services to a growing list of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government organizations.We are committed to helping our clients be more productive through customer-focused, quality driven solutions.

Ana Lado, Professor of Education at Marymount University

Marymount University

A professor at Marymount University who teaches people who want to become teachers. She is an expert in teaching with picture books and loves giving workshops in schools.

Celestino M. Beltran, CEO (retired) Comprehensive Technologies International, Inc.

3900 Jermantown Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22030

Comprehensive Technologies International, Inc. provides information technology (IT) services, including consulting, systems integration, legacy migration, network architecture, network engineering and project management. The company serves US federal government and health care sectors.

The Endowment

The Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award is endowed by Marymount University, a private, comprehensive Catholic university, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Guided by the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. Marymount is known for small classes, personal attention and a strong focus on student success. A Marymount education is grounded in the liberal arts, promotes career preparation, and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. A student‐centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, Marymount guides the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual development of each individual.

Marymount University is widely recognized for its diversity. MU students come from across the United States and around the world, representing a broad array of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. More than 300 international students, representing 69 countries, are an integral part of Marymount. This diversity offers the campus community opportunities to learn about the richness of different cultures around the world. Total student body: 3,441 Undergraduates: 2,363 Graduate students: 1,078

Dr. Ana Lado, Professor of Education at Marymount University, has served on the award selection committee since its inception.

The Schools

Hispanic PK-12 teachers from any of the following Northern Virginia school districts are eligible to apply for the annual award.

  • Alexandria City
  • Arlington County
  • Fairfax County
  • Fairfax City
  • Falls Church
  • Fauquier County
  • Fredericksburg City
  • Loudoun County
  • Manassas City
  • Manassas Park
  • Prince Williams County
  • Stafford County