WRAL is proud to feature teachers who have been honored for their work at the school, county, state or national level each Wednesday during the traditional school year.
Our Teacher of the Week has spent almost 30 years in education and still loves watching her students when they "get it." WRAL's Brian Shrader takes us to Pinehurst to meet a teacher who treats her students the way she'd want her own kids to be treated.
Our Teacher of the Week went to the classroom to start a second career. WRAL's Brian Shrader meets a Durham teacher who says it's the little things that keep her passionate about education.
Our Teacher of the Week said teaching is a calling. Ianna Quashie is an advocate for students with special needs -- and she loves what she does.
Billie Keye is our Teacher of the Week! Keye has been teaching third grade for 52 years, and she said she has no plans to retire.
English is not boring in Jahara Davis' classroom at Hillside High School. She has been teaching now for 9 years, and she said its her students that keep her coming back.
Our Teacher of the Week is bridging the gap between the home-school experience and the classroom. Jamie Perchinsky has been teaching for 16 years -- and she says she can't imagine doing anything else.
Kyleigh Patterson said she knew she wanted to be a teacher before she even started kindergarten. Now she teaches at Benhaven Elementary School - the same school she attended as a child.
Our Teacher of the Week is her school's teacher of the year! After teaching in Jamaica, Jodi-Ann Henry-Panther moved to North Carolina where she now teaches third grade at South Elementary School in Roxboro.
Our Teacher of the Week says her job is to make sure her students know the sky is the limit! Stocks Elementary Teacher Elizabeth Abrams says she wants to open her third graders' eyes to all the possibilities in life.
Our Teacher of the Week found his way into the classroom by way of the farm! Changing a tire is a useful skill for anybody, and Bryant Glover's agriculture students at Beddingfield High School in Wilson are getting a hands-on lesson today.
Johnston County native Heather Jones grew up wanting to be a teacher. Jones got a business degree and worked at a bank for several years before went back to school and became a teacher. Now, she leads a kindergarten class at Thanksgiving Elementary School in Selma.
Heather Reneau is our Teacher of the Week -- and Wilson County's Teacher of the Year! Her father taught at a Wilson County elementary school for decades -- and she knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Now that the school year is back in full swing, we're back to honoring some of our area's brightest teachers! WRAL's Brian Shrader heads to Tarboro, where an Edgecombe County native is giving back to her hometown.
Our Teacher of the Week says she wants her students to love school. WRAL's Brian Shrader meets a Durham teacher who believes good relationships lead to success in the classroom.
Shelley Godwin has been teaching for 30 years at Mary Phillips High School in Raleigh. It's an alternative school that helps students who haven't been successful in traditional settings. Godwin said the administrators and her fellow teachers at Mary Phillips High are changing lives.
Our Teacher of the Week loves basketball -- and so do his students! WRAL's Brian Shrader talks with a Holly Springs educator who found a unique way to motivate his class!
Oakview Elementary teacher Chris Colosi is WRAL's Teacher of the Week. He uses his love of basketball to motivate his class.
A parent nominated our Teacher of the Week -- saying she'll always be grateful for helping her child grow. WRAL's Brian Shrader introduces us to a Nash County educator who says she gets back what she gives to her students.
Sadie Simmons is known around Goldsboro as "The Dentist." She started out as an assistant for a Wayne County summer reading program many years ago, then decided to become a teacher. After 45 years of teaching kindergartners at Rosewood Elementary, she has pulled a lot of teeth.
Our Teacher of the Week can tell a lot by a student's smile! WRAL's Brian Shrader talks with a Wayne County teacher who knows when it's time to call the tooth fairy.
Our Teacher of the Week is using 50 years of experience in emergency services to teach unique classes at Vance County High School. Francis Brown is training the next generation of first responders!
Our Teacher of the Week is Dana Bottomley, the music and theater teacher at Cleveland Middle School in Johnston County.
An Orange County teacher is helping high school students get ready for good-paying careers in the automotive world.
WRAL's Brian Shrader introduces us to a Hillsborough educator who uses current events to help lessons come alive.