Menchville High School

275 Menchville Road    Newport News, VA 23602    Phone: (757) 886-7722    Fax: (757) 875-0648

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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the YearMenchville High School Chief Master Sergeant Chris Rambali, an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor at Menchville High School, is named the Division-wide and High School Teacher of the Year.

Chief Rambali has five years of service in public education. Chief Rambali strives to "develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community through a rigorous curriculum of Aerospace Science, leadership education and wellness." He instills the values of citizenship, personal responsibility, and accomplishment in his student cadets.

Chief Rambali was born and reared in Guyana, South America. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1981 and enlisted in the Air Force later that year. His decorated military career spanned 30 years in various leadership positions from base level units to Headquarters Command. Chief Rambali also supported numerous contingency operations in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

Upon retiring from active duty in August 2011, he pursued the AFJROTC instruction position to "educate and train students in citizenship and life skills." Chief Rambali was named the AFJROTC Region 5 Outstanding Instructor of the Year in 2015 and 2017, and was named the 2017 Veterans of Foreign Wars District 1 Citizenship Teacher of the Year. Chief Rambali holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Touro University Worldwide and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Weather Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.


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