Historical Hall of Fame:  Stephanie A. Doyle (b. 1976) is Virginia's 2009 Teacher of the Year (VDOE Awards)
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Stephanie A. Doyle, is a sixth-grade United States History I teacher at Breckinridge Middle School in Roanoke, where she also serves as the sixth-grade team leader and on the schoolís site-based leadership team.
Stephanie is a member of the National Museum of the American Indian, Organization of American Historians, Virginia Council for Social Studies and Civil War Preservation Trust.
Ms. Doyle graduated from Roanoke College with a  bachelorís degree in psychology. She was  also the Region 6 Teacher of the Year in 2009.

Doyle,  has been serving unofficially as a mentor to female students since she started teaching nine years ago. Last year, she decided to formalize her mentoring and started a program called GROW (Girls Rising Onto Womanhood).

The program is designed to help at-risk middle school girls academically as well as socially. She spends time helping students with their homework and organizes volunteer activities and outings for them, with the goal that they will do well in high school and go on to college.

It's a personal mission for Doyle, who said she benefited from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as she was growing up.

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