Public schools announce Teachers of the Year
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on June 15, 2014 1:50 AM
As another school year draws to a close, Wayne County Public Schools announced its 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year for each of the 31 schools in the district.
The educators will serve as representatives for their respective schools, in preparation to compete for the districtwide honor.
For the next round of competition, the candidates will complete portfolios that will be submitted to the WCPS Teacher of the Year selection committee. The portfolios will be reviewed and the committee will conduct interviews of the educators in August.
The field will then be narrowed down to three finalists -- one each, for the elementary, middle and high school levels.
The school system's Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the finalists and announced at the annual banquet, planned for Aug. 19 at Goldsboro Country Club.
The individual 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year are:
*Brogden Middle: Jorge Ospino, grades 5-8 ESL.
*Brogden Primary: Amanda Skelton, kindergarten.
*Carver Elementary: David Powell, grade 4 science/social studies.
*Carver Heights Elementary: Felicia Best, second grade.
*Charles B. Aycock High: Mary Rose Yoo, grades 9-12 physics honors/physical science.
*Dillard Middle: Revelene Hutchins, grade 6 social studies.
*Eastern Wayne Elementary: Stacy Herring, grade 5 math/science.
*Eastern Wayne High: Carolyn Wegman, home economics.
*Eastern Wayne Middle: Jennifer Fricks, grades 6 and 8 exceptional children inclusion/resource.
*Edgewood Community Developmental School: Belinda Jones, grades 1 and 2 exceptional children, self-contained.
*Fremont STARS Elementary: Emily Martin, grades K-5 ESL.
*Goldsboro High: Mahipal Deswal, grades 9-12 math.
*Grantham: Jamie Cox, grades K-4 music and 7-8 chorus.
*Greenwood Middle: Anita Martin, grade 5 language arts/social studies.
*Meadow Lane Elementary: Amy Crawford, first grade.
*Mount Olive Middle: Matthew Soper, grade 5 math.
*North Drive Elementary: Tonya Langston, grades 3 and 4 exceptional children.
*Northeast Elementary: Courtney Danielle Rothwell, fourth grade.
*Northwest Elementary: Donna Lewis, fourth grade.
*Norwayne Middle: Ashley Horne, eighth grade math.
*Rosewood Elementary: Dianne Brock, third grade.
*Rosewood High: Allison Jennings, grades 9-12 agriculture education.
*Rosewood Middle: Melissa Riser, grades 6-12 music/band.
*School Street Elementary: Veronica Lopez, pre-kindergarten.
*Southern Wayne High: Holly Jo King, grades 9-12 English.
*Spring Creek Elementary: Melisha Carson, kindergarten.
*Spring Creek High: Melissa Lewis, grades 9-12 allied health.
*Tommy's Road Elementary: Kimberly Langston, kindergarten.
*Wayne Early/Middle College High: Maurice Nicholson, grades 10 and 12 English honors.
*Wayne Academy: Trae McKee, grades 6-12 physical education.
*Wayne School of Engineering: Allyson Daly, grades 7 and 10 English.