The Wake County Teacher Assistants Association has named 10 finalists for the 2010 Teacher Assistant of the Year. The finalists and the winner will be honored during a banquet at the McKimmon Center scheduled for May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The finalists include:
Victoria Alford, Wakefield Elementary
Darlene Barnard, Timber Drive Elementary
Tonja Bauza, East Garner Middle
Barbara Bolam, Holly Ridge Elementary
Vonda Gaskins-Buie, Barwell Road Elementary
Jacqueline Clayton, Forest Pines Elementary
Pamela Dubay, Reedy Creek Elementary
Tricia Seymour, Leesville Road Elementary
Valarie Turner, Conn Elementary
Betty Wicker, Knightdale Elementary
Each year, the teacher assistants at each school vote on a teacher assistant that goes above and beyond their daily duties to be named the teacher assistant of the year for their school. These individuals are then invited to submit a portfolio to the Teacher Assistant of the Year Committee for consideration for the district award. The committee members will interview and observe the 10 finalists in the classroom before selecting one to be honored as the 2010 Wake County Teacher Assistant of the Year.