Archive for the ‘Terrific Teachers’ Category


Bugg teacher attends Library of Congress institute

Bugg Magnet Elementary librarian Chris Tuttell is currently in Washington, DC where she met Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland today for a personal tour of the Civil Rights exhibit at the American History Museum. Tuttell was selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. Continue Reading . . .

Former East Millbrook student wins school cash for her Teacher Story

An article by a student who attended East Millbrook Magnet Middle in 2001 praising one of the school’s teachers earned the school $1,000 in the Teacher Stories contest.

Student Lauren Casteen entered the contest to write about former East Millbrook teacher Ron Jones and the impact he had on her. Continue Reading . . .

Phillips students headed for State Math Fair

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Mary E. Phillips high school sent eight students to the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Eastern Regional Mathematics Fair

held at East Carolina University in Greenville N.C., on Friday March 14, 2014.  The NCCTM focuses on “Promoting Excellence in Mathematics teaching and learning for all. ”

The team of Isabel Hernandez and Veronica Torres finished third overall in the category for grade levels 9-12. The team of Angelica Del Rosario and DaChrisha Ramsey finished second overall in the 9-12 grade level category.

Both teams qualified for the State Math Fair, which will be held at the Science and Math Institute in Durham, North Carolina on May 3.  Mary E. Phillips went into the competition led by Math teacher Nicolle Martin, a first-year beginning teacher.

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3 Wake teachers on Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee

Editor’s Note: The profession of teaching has been in the spotlight over the last several months, and for good reason. Among the groups studying compensation and working conditions for NC teachers is the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee (GTAC). Three WCPSS teachers have been serving on the GTAC. In the interest of representing all teachers, they came up with several strategies to reach out to WCPSS teachers, including a blog. Continue Reading . . .

Wake teachers top the state in effectiveness

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is one of only four school districts in North Carolina where more than 90 per cent of teachers met or exceeded student academic growth standards on NC’s new Teacher Effectiveness Index for 2012-13. In Wake, 91.6 per cent of teachers met or exceeded academic growth standards. The smaller Dare County school system’s index tied Wake.  The smaller Watauga County system’s teachers scored a 92 per cent, and 90.2 per cent of teachers in Cabarrus County Schools met or exceeded standards. The state average for North Carolina is 79.3 per cent. Continue Reading . . .

Wake County students learn with music

Teachers find music can help students remember key concepts and keep them alert and ready to learn. Two teachers discuss their use of music in the classroom.

Wake NC State STEM Early College selected to teach pilot AP course

Wake NC State STEM Early College computer science teacher Leslie Keller has been selected by the College Board to participate in the AP Computer Science Principles Phase II Pilot for the 2013-14 academic year. Continue Reading . . .

Teacher Appreciation Contest winners announced

We received 100+ entries for our Teacher Appreciation Contest. It was lots of fun for our team to review the photos, quotes and a few video entries. The decision was difficult, but we chose winners based on message, creativity and originality. Thanks to all who participated and showed their appreciation for the 9,000 hard-working teachers in WCPSS!

WINNER: Kevin Glendenning, Fuquay-Varina High School.

We’ll deliver snacks to the class courtesy of the Chick-fil-A of Townridge Square in Raleigh.  Mr. Glendenning will receive a $100 gift certificate courtesy of Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano in Cary + a 3 night stay in an Outer Banks vacation home courtesy of Village Realty!

RUNNER UP: Stephanie Profio-Miller, Broughton High School

Ms. Profio-Miller will receive a two night stay at First Colony Inn in Nags Head courtesy of Village Realty!


Wake County Teacher of the Year finalists named

The Wake County Public School System named 12 finalists for the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year award. Continue Reading . . .

Fuquay-Varina teacher honored as PE Teacher of the Year

Fuquay-Varina High teacher Charla Tedder Parker will be honored this month as the Southern High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at its national convention in Charlotte. Continue Reading . . .