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Wake names 24 semi-finalists for teacher of the year

Posted March 1, 2011 6:15 p.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2011 11:15 p.m. EST

— Twenty-four teachers from across Wake County have been named semi-finalists in the annual Teacher of the Year competition. 

The field will be narrowed to 12 on April 13, and the school system teacher of the year will be named May 12.

The semi-finalists are:

  • Leslie Bailey, Baileywick Elementary School
  • Debra Baize, Holly Grove Middle School
  • Kevin Boynton, Dillard Drive Elementary School
  • Kathryn Caggia, Olive Chapel Elementary School
  • Priscilla Chappell, Enloe Magnet High School
  • Ashley Cooper, Underwood Magnet Elementary School
  • Kristen Curley, Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Rhonda Dunn, Zebulon Magnet Middle School
  • Matthew Garcia, East Wake High School of Health & Science
  • Henry Hammond, Jr., Athens Drive High School
  • Kyle Hamstra, Davis Drive Elementary School
  • Catherine Hantla, Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School
  • Mary-Kathryn Hixson, Broughton High School
  • Shireen Mehl, Fuquay-Varina Elementary School
  • Alicia Miller, Wake Forest Elementary School
  • Saswati Mukherjee, Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary School
  • Julie Oliver, West Millbrook Middle School
  • Stephanie Rhodes, Sanderson High School
  • Shannon Russell, Carpenter Elementary School
  • Amy Scheffel, Joyner Magnet Elementary School
  • Daniel Strain, East Garner Magnet Middle School
  • Patrick Tart, Banks Road Elementary School
  • Kate Whittier, Daniels Middle School
  • Maia Wirth, Wendell Magnet Elementary School