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Cumberland County names teacher of the year

Posted September 13, 2010
Updated September 14, 2010

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— A Fayetteville teacher on Monday was named the Cumberland County teacher of the year.

Denise Nosbisch, a teacher of English, journalism, and leadership at Jack Britt High School, was given the honor during the Cumberland County Schools' Teacher of the Year annual dinner.

“Connecting with kids just seems easy…that is the jackpot I regard as being priceless – the kid connection,” Nosbisch said.

During Nosbisch’s 12 years of teaching, she has been affiliated with numerous professional organizations and has taken advantage of various professional development opportunities.

The University of Northern Iowa graduate is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication from East Carolina University.

As the 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year, Nosbisch received:

  • $500 from the Cumberland County Schools
  • $100 from the Cumberland County Education Foundation
  • A one-year car lease from Reed-Lallier Chevrolet
  • A commemorative custom-designed CCS’ Teacher of the Year ring and a crystal award from Jostens
  • An engraved CCS’ Teacher of the Year watch from Herff Jones Inc.
  • A plaque and flowers from the Board of Education

Other winners announced Monday evening were first runner-up Mary Ellen Lively from Massey Hill Classical High School and second runner-up Barbara Brady from Seventy-First Classical Middle School.
 

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  • Pseudonym Sep 15, 2010

    Congratulations Ms. Nosbish.

    However, I have to wonder if a 1-year car lease is a good enough prize. I would much rather have the cash value.