Thursday, April 9, 2015

CHCCS Announces Teachers of the Year for 2015-16

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: Mariella Mabe, first grade dual language teacher, Carrboro Elem.; Kim Chamberlin, second grade teacher, Ephesus Elem.; Ghada Ramadan, fifth grade teacher, Estes Hills Elem.; Allison Stewart, third grade dual language teacher, FPG Billing├╝e; Carla Gilchrist, first grade teacher, Glenwood Elem.; Mary Kennan Eaddy, second grade teacher, McDougle Elem.; Lisa Frangipane, healthful living/PE teacher, Morris Grove Elem.; Nicole Dixon, first grade teacher, Northside Elem.; Gretchen Pegram, first grade teacher, Rashkis Elem.; Tamara Edmonds, kindergarten teacher, Scroggs Elem.; and Donna Kauffman, third grade teacher, Seawell Elem.

At the middle school level, these teachers were selected:  Mike Jones, music teacher, Culbreth MS; Stephen Rayfield, theater teacher, McDougle MS; Megan Tolbert, English/language arts teacher, Phillips MS; and Channing Bennett, science teacher, Smith MS.

From the high schools, these teachers have been chosen:  Kay Johnson, vocal music teacher, Carrboro HS; Jack Watson, art teacher, Chapel Hill HS; and Maureen Galvin, social studies teacher, East Chapel Hill HS.

All of the schools' Teachers of the Year will be honored May 15 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 April 15 from the Human Resources Department at Lincoln Center.  Tickets are $5 per person.

Pictured: 2014-15 Teachers of the Year at the
2014 Recognition Reception

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