Fork Union Military Academy congratulates CPT Jacob Grabeel for being named Teacher of the Term for Term 4 of the 2022-2023 academic year. Cadets submit nominations for the Teacher of the Term at the conclusion of each grading term. The cadet nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Teacher of the Term/Year Committee, which is comprised of non-academic staff members. After considering cadet nominations, the Committee announces the Teacher of the Term.
This is Grabeel's first year at the Academy. He graduated from Bridgewater College in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. The Gordonsville, Virginia native is no stranger to FUMA, as Grabeel attended the Academy from grades 9th through 12th, graduating in 2017.
For Term 4, Grabeel taught Algebra I.
Outside of the classroom, Grabeel is the head coach of the Prep baseball team and assists with the football and wrestling programs.
CPT Grabeel received nominations that stated:
"CPT Grabeel has high expectations for the class. He motivates us every day with devotions. He is a nice and friendly teacher."
"Coach Grabeel is a great instructor and I have learned a lot and grasp all the material he has taught. He is funny and I can relate to his experiences that he tells us when he was a cadet. Coach Grabeel is a great mentor and even better teacher."
"Coach Grabeel is a leader, gives me daily motivation, and is an all around great teacher. He always tries to make me succeed in everything I do. He wants to release the best of our abilities."
Congratulations, CPT Grabeel!