...of the Year

ATC 2021 – 2022 
Teacher of the Year

Ms. Cecilia Hess

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is proud to announce that Ms. Cecilia Hess, Architectural Design/Engineering Design instructor has been selected as the ATC 2021 – 2022 teacher of the Year. Ms. Hess enjoys sharing her passion for design and construction with students and introduces them to many career options. She finds that leading students through competitions and seeing them realize their success is the most rewarding part of teaching. This instructor is an Advisor for SkillsUSA, and the Technology Student Association (TSA) as well as served as an Educational Advisor to the Tidewater Builders Association “Young Designer’s” competition. Ms. Hess sat on the Virginia Department of Education Curriculum Review Committees in 2015 and 2020.  Ms. Hess exemplifies the qualities found in exemplary teachers and mentors whose guidance and knowledge play an essential role in preparing students for the future. We greatly appreciate the dedication and inspiration that Ms. Hess brings to the ATC.

ATC Model Partner

Marathon Consulting


Congratulations to Marathon Consulting who supported the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) by enhancing real world learning and broadening ATC student career opportunities.  By working with Marathon, the ATC provides students with exposure to a local industry leader in the information technology sector and the opportunity to better prepare students as the future workforce of Hampton Roads.  

Marathon’s commitment to our Center has further enabled our ability to facilitate student ownership of learning.  The connections of students with Marathon’s staff for a variety of learning experiences has broadened their knowledge of information technology and has expanded their employment guidance and interviewing skills, business financial mentoring and promoting the opportunities for young women in STEM related careers. A special shout out to their work with the ATC Web Design class and their collaboration with Ms. Sargent, ATC instructor! Thanks for all that you do!