Schools choose teacher honorees
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on June 19, 2006 1:49 PM
Wayne County Public Schools has announced its individual Teachers of the Year for 2006-07, representing each of the 31 schools.
In the coming months, the field will be narrowed down to three finalists, representing the elementary, middle, and high school categories. On Aug. 17, the county's Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual banquet.
The honor not only recognizes exemplary educators, but rewards them with participation in a travel program designed to enhance their role in the classroom.
Colleagues in each school nominate a candidate to compete for the award. Judges then select a Twiford Travel Award winner from the elementary, middle and high school levels. Those three will receive up to $5,000 as a stipend to travel outside the U.S. and experience a broader global perspective, officials said.
The Goldsboro Rotary Club established the Twiford Worldview Travel Award in memory of C. W. Twiford, a former principal of Goldsboro High School. Individuals and businesses contribute to fund the grants.
"We are fortunate to have a program of such caliber in Wayne County Public Schools. The opportunities the travel experience opens to our teachers is invaluable to their personal and professional development," said Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of schools.
The county winner will go on to compete at the regional level and receive an additional $1,500 in Twiford Award funds.
The Teachers of the Year for each school are:
Belfast Academy: Wendy Bennett
Brogden Middle School: Lynette Wilson
Brogden Primary School: Mary Franklin
Carver Elementary School: Melissa O'Neal
Carver Heights Elementary School: Katena E. Cherry
Charles B. Aycock High School: Tamra W. Renfrow
Dillard Middle School: Tondalayo Davila
Eastern Wayne Elementary School: Jerri R. Daniels
Eastern Wayne High School: Barbara S. Stroud
Eastern Wayne Middle School: Donald Rouse
Edgewood Community Development School: Cynthia R. Sprouse
Fremont STARS Elementary School: Michelle Hamm
Goldsboro High School: Joy Yelverton
Goldsboro Middle School: Beverly A. Kee
Grantham: Amy Kelly
Greenwood Middle School: Connie Whaley
Meadow Lane Elementary School: Jennifer Heim
Mount Olive Middle School: Wilma Foote
North Drive Elementary School: Shauna Lucas-Skinner
Northeast Elementary School: Sharon M. Carmon
Northwest Elementary: Sharon Caughron
Norwayne Middle School: Ronda Elmore
Rosewood Elementary School: Tracy McKeel
Rosewood High School: Linda Franks
Rosewood Middle School: Dina DeLisi
School Street Elementary School: Amy Crain
Southern Academy: Julie Potts
Southern Wayne High School: Lynn W. Dail
Spring Creek Elementary School: Linda Hughes
Spring Creek High School: Susan Alphin
Tommy's Road Elementary School: Caroline R. Brown
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