23-24 Teachers of the Year
Following national guidelines, North Carolina chooses a candidate who is "dedicated and highly skilled, a candidate proven capable of inspiring students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn." The NC Teacher of the Year is recognized at the school, regional, and statewide levels. First, the teacher is chosen to represent their respective school as Teacher of the Year. Next, once each school district nomination processes are completed, the teacher finalists vie as one of the state’s nine Regional Teachers of the Year. Every year, we are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the brightest and the best in our district.
Beginning the 23-24 school year, our teachers of the year will serve with other teacher leaders on a district teacher advisory council to ensure teachers have a voice and opinions are heard on subjects that may affect the education of their students. Congratulations to all of you!
2023-2024 North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Beginning Teacher Award
The NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year process was developed to honor beginning teachers and to retain teachers who show promise as excellent teachers and education leaders in North Carolina public schools and public charter schools.
23-24 Spark Recognition Program Recipients - District Award
In Pamlico County Schools we pride ourselves in instilling a fire in our students to obtain the resources, support, and education they need to achieve their chosen goals in life. But, as we know from the great Bruce Springsteen, you can't start a fire without a spark.
Our Spark Recognition Program, is a way to highlight staff that helps provide the spark or motivation our students need to succeed in their educational journeys.
Mr. Silveira otherwise known as "the tech guy" or "he's the one you need!" within the school system is still relatively new to our district but he has already made his mark. One of the people who nominated Mr. Silveira for this award said that she was so grateful that he is here because of his friendly demeanor and patience. His understanding that not all of us are tech-savvy is wildly appreciated throughout the district. His energy and presence in the schools have allowed students to see the behind-the-scenes of what has to be done to make our schools' technology run smoothly.
Thank you, Mr. Silveira for your dedication to the students and staff of Pamlico County
Ms. Franks is the Exceptional Children's PreK Coordinator at Pamlico County Primary School. Ms. Franks is absolutely fabulous. She offers support to her colleagues and a listening ear to anyone who needs her. Her positive attitude and love of the children and her position make Ms. Franks an invaluable part of the Pamlico County Schools family.
Thank you, Ms. Franks, for your dedication to the students and staff of Pamlico County.
Ms. Moore is the Child Nutrition Manager at Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. To know her is simply to love her. She is hardworking and takes her job seriously. One of her coworkers said, "I just love my meetings with her. She has a presence about her that just makes you feel lighter and she always has me leaving with a smile." The students feel the same way. One student said, "She takes care of us. . . our lunch is always popping."
Ms. Hale will be a familiar face to most of the community. She has served Pamlico County Schools as a bus driver, assistant, classroom teacher for fourth and fifth grades and currently the STEM teacher at Pamlico County Middle School. Ms. Hale has been pivotal in establishing the SkillsUSA chapter at PCMS. She gives many hours beyond the teaching day as the SkillsUSA and Envirothon sponsor. She has made partnerships within the community to give all of our students opportunities that they may otherwise not have had.
Thank you, Ms. Hale, for your dedication to the students and staff of Pamlico County. You are appreciated!