Fuquay-Varina teacher earns national award
Posted May 21, 2013
Updated May 23, 2013
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — A Fuquay-Varina High School teacher was named Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
Charla Tedder Parker has taught phys ed at Fuquay-Varina for 12 years and has been an educator for 30. She topped four other regional winners for the national award.
“I teach from my heart every day. I want my students to know they are important, and strive to provide a safe, positive learning environment,” Parker said in accepting the award.
The award committee cited Parker's student-centered approach to teaching. She challenges her students to develop their own practice drills and fitness warm-up routines.
Principal Edward McFarland called Parker "a living and shining example of the title – Teacher of the Year.”