NC teacher wins national honor

Leslie Fetzer, a teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School, was honored as Online Teacher of the Year.

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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.”