Science teacher named Durham teacher of the year

Posted May 20, 2015

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— An eleventh and twelfth grade science teacher was named Durham Public Schools’ teacher of the year.

Lori Khan, who teaches at Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College, was named during a banquet Wednesday evening.

“Ms. Khan’s knowledge of content is unmatched,” said school principal Charles Nolan in a statement. “She models a commitment to continual learning for both her students and colleagues.”

Khan started teaching in Indiana in 2004 and joined Durham Public Schools in 2008. She once considered leaving teaching after her first few years in the classroom.

“After eight months as a stay-at-home mom, I returned to teaching with a new look on my professional career,” she said in a statement. “Wanting to be a teacher was the beginning of my career, the decision to stay in teaching was the beginning of my profession.”

Khan will now represent the district at the regional level of the state teacher of the year competition.

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  • Roy Hinkley May 21, 2015
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    Congratulations Ms. Khan.