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