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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teacher honored for 40 years of distinguished service



The faculty, students, and families of the Congressional Schools of Virginia are honoring teacher John Cavanaugh, who’s celebrating his 40th year as a teacher at the independent private school on Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church.

Cavanaugh teaches seventh and eighth-grade history and Latin. Passionate about teaching, he relishes seeing his students learn. “I love to see the light bulb go off for kids. I can see it in their eyes,” he says.

He is a finalist in the Washington Post’s Teacher of the Year Award. Rep. Barbara Comstock read a statement honoring Cavanaugh on the House floor April 12 and thanking him for “touching so many lives as a first-class educator.”

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