Local teacher appointed to governor's teacher cabinet

BRISTOL, Va. - A local teacher will serve on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's teacher cabinet.

Karen Cross, a civics teacher at Bristol, Virginia Middle School was named to the group.

The Teachers Cabinet is charged with identifying needs of schools, improving education overall while getting parents and the community involved, among other duties.

The group is expected to have its first meeting later this month and will submit a report of recommendations in November.

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