Wake, Watauga teachers win governor's education award
Three North Carolina teachers will receive Governor's Educator Discovery Awards to help strengthen their work in the classroom, Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education announced this week.Posted — Updated
Shirley Pyon from Mills Park Elementary School in Wake County, Julie-Kate Hazelrigg from Garner Magnet High School in Wake County, and Genal West from Watauga High School in Watauga County will each receive a $1,000 award to pay for professional development of their choosing.
This is the third round of teachers to receive the award and brings the total number of grants awarded to nine. The latest teachers to receive grants will use their awards in the following ways:
“Giving teachers more opportunities to develop their skills will benefit those teachers and their students for years to come,” Cooper said in a statement. “Professional development helps teachers connect what they’re teaching in the classroom with the skill students will need to succeed in their future jobs.”
The North Carolina Business Committee for Education is a business-led, education non-profit (501-c3) that operates out of the Office of the Governor. Since 1983, NCBCE has provided a link between North Carolina business leaders and the state’s education decision-makers, helping to create connections between the education curriculum and the overall work readiness of people across the state.
“All NCBCE members know and strongly support the importance of professional development for teachers across our state," NCBCE Board Chair Albert Eckel said in a statement. "This award makes it possible for educators to bring new tools and techniques into their classrooms. Through their conferences, recipients of this award will be able to apply classroom standards to real-world applications and increase the work-based learning opportunities available to their students."
The awards are funded by NCBCE member companies. As interest in the program has grown with each cycle, NCBCE hopes to raise additional funds to expand the program in future years.
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