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Davis: CTE high school teacher of the year

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 8, 2013 1:51 PM

A registered nurse with a passion for teaching has been named the district's 2012-13 Career and Technical Education High School Teacher of the Year.

Faye Davis, health science education teacher, has been at Charles B. Aycock High School for the past 12 years, and is also a part-time instructor at Wayne Community College. She earned her National Board Certification and has served as health science education department chairperson for Wayne County Public Schools.

She received her BSN, bachelor of science in nursing, degree from East Carolina University and has been a registered nurse for 30 year.

As a basic life support instructor, each student enrolled in Health Science II becomes certified in CPR.

Another role at the school is serving as adviser for Health Occupations Students of America, which includes taking students to compete in regional and state competitions and participating in school and community projects.

One of the club's more well-known events in the community has been a successful blood drive, hosted twice a year by her HOSA students for the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Last year, Mrs. Davis was recognized with a regional award for her continued participation in the bloodmobile and having the most blood donated from the region.

Dr. Earl Moore, principal at CBA, praised Mrs. Davis for her contributions at the school.

"Some folks say that you can't teach compassion," he said. "These folks don't know Faye Davis. She teaches compassion along with kindness, sympathy, empathy and all the other synonyms that go along with the health care industry."