Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Teacher Cabinet

Richmond, VA - Governor Bob McDonnell announced the members of his Governor's Teacher Cabinet Tuesday. It will include teachers from all over the Commonwealth.

Thomas Foster is on the list. He's an 8th grade teacher from Dunbar Middle here in Lynchburg. As well Catherine Moretz, a 3rd grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary in Roanoke County, Betsy Hall, a fourth grade teacher G.W. Carver Elementary in Salem, and James Popek, who is a Marketing Education Teacher at Halifax County High School.

The cabinet will focus on greater parent and community engagement, improvement on the K-12 education, and recommening strategies to close the achievement gap and assist disadvantaged students.