Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

Joy is a graduate of Indian River High School and Old Dominion University. She is in her 38th year in education and her 36th year with Chesapeake Public Schools. She served as a Marketing Education Coordinator at Indian River High School before becoming our Workforce Development Coordinator. This is the second time Joy has been named Teacher of the Year. She was Indian River High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2012.

According to her colleague, our TOY “always has her heart in the right state of mind for our kids. She does so much for all of our programs.” According to another, Mrs. Speelman “has a servant’s heart and goes above and beyond to help everyone at CCC. Joy truly models the Spirit of the Cyclone with their enthusiasm for Career and technical education, their willingness to work with all people and their involvement in numerous activities.”