NC teacher wins national honor

Posted March 2, 2012

Leslie Fetzer was named America’s 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12 education by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

Fetzer has taught biology to grades 10-12 online for the past three years at the North Carolina Virtual Public School, where she was named Teacher of the Year.

Fetzer spent six years in the classroom before turning to online education. 

“Teaching online allows me to personalize instruction for every one of my students," she said. "I can use images, word analogies, create a cartoon or animation, record a live lesson or add audio to help them remember.

“I get to witness students having ‘light bulb’ moments. This growth is so exciting.”


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  • nggeoteach Mar 5, 2012


  • westernwake1 Mar 2, 2012

    Congratulations to Leslie Fetzer on being named America’s 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12 education.

    Online education is rapidly rising in importance across the country as a way of improving the education of K-12 students, including providing course material that is not available in the student's own local schools. Technology has enabled education over great distances. I expect that over the next 20 years online education will become a critical factor in improving K-12 education across the United States.