Friday, April 25, 2014

CHCCS Announces Teachers of the Year for 2014-15

Faculties across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district have selected their Teachers of the Year to represent the best in teaching at each school.

Elementary teachers who have been elected to the honor are: Emily Kochy, third grade teacher, Carrboro Elem.; Kristin Ducanis, third grade teacher, Ephesus Elem.; Dawn McClendon, reading/math intervention teacher, Estes Hills Elem.; Ann Harrawood, music teacher, FPG Elem.; Sheryl Finegan, fifth grade teacher, Glenwood Elem.; Mike Sharp, fourth grade teacher, McDougle Elem.; Amanda Woodroffe, fifth grade teacher, Morris Grove Elem.; Kim Fearrington, Kindergarten teacher, Northside Elem.; Ashley Laver, Kindergarten teacher, Rashkis Elem.; Susan Kenny, math/science specialist, Scroggs Elem.; and Molly McLean, LEAP fourth grade teacher, Seawell Elem.

At the middle school level, these teachers were selected:  Megan Taber, social studies teacher, Culbreth MS; Steven Simmons, social studies teacher, McDougle MS; Jennifer Marquis, CTE teacher, Phillips MS; and Regina Baratta, LEAP science teacher, Smith MS.

From the high schools, these teachers have been chosen:  Mary Beth Braker, English teacher, Carrboro HS; Jennifer Ballew, social studies teacher, Chapel Hill HS; Keith Gerdes, English teacher, East Chapel Hill HS; and Alicia Adcock, science teacher, Phoenix Academy HS.

All of the schools' Teachers of the Year will be honored May 30 at Carrboro High School at the district's annual recognition reception where they will be presented with items donated by local businesses.  The District Teacher of the Year and two honor teachers will be announced that evening.  The district will also recognize Classified Employees of the Year, Exceptional Children & Student Services Employees of the Year, staff members who are retiring, as well as staff awards which include teaching chairs and years of service.  Tickets to the event must be purchased by May 1 from the Human Resources Department at Lincoln Center.  Tickets are $5 per person.

Pictured: 2013-14 Teachers of the Year at the
2013 Recognition Reception

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