ASHE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S DALTON LEWIS NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE NCCAT 2020 NC BEGINNING TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD!

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ASHE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S DALTON LEWIS NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE NCCAT 2020 NC BEGINNING TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD!

 

ASHE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S DALTON LEWIS NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE NCCAT 2020 NC
BEGINNING TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD!

Teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the North Carolina Center for the
Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2020 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award in honor of
their dedication, innovation, and ability to inspire students to achieve.
One of these talented educators will be named the 2020 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year.
The award will be presented on April 15, 2021, at the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus.
“We appreciate the enthusiastic response from all over the state for the Beginning Teacher of the Year
Award,” said NCCAT Executive Director M. Brock Womble. “These finalists provide a snapshot of the
lasting impact great teachers have on our students from the first to the last day they step into a North
Carolina public school. We are excited about this opportunity to honor teachers for the important work
they do in our state.”

The NCCAT 2020 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year finalists are:
– Alexandra Allen, Wilkes County Schools
– David Babb, Clover Garden Schools
– Angela Baker, Richmond County Schools
– Laura Beirne Mulligan, Davie County Schools
– Sarah Bowman, Johnston County Public Schools
– Charlcy Carpenter, Cleveland County Schools
– Deanna Ciampa, Wilson County Schools
– LaKeia Colquitt, Guilford County Schools
– Imani Cooper, Weldon City Schools
– Megan Frager, Envision Science Academy
– Dessie Greene, Brunswick County Schools
“It is definitely an honor to be named as a finalist for this award because
there are a lot of great teachers in the state of North Carolina. I am
humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as those teachers. Honestly,
everything we do is for the students that we teach and to be able to make
an impact in the life of a child is the greatest prize that one can receive.”
Dalton Lewis
English/Social Studies Teacher
Ashe County Middle School
– Schala Harper, New Hanover Schools
– Emilee Higdon, Macon County Schools
– Shanice Hill, Henderson County Public Schools
– Kate Horne, Thomasville City Schools
– Rebekah Lee, STARS Charter School
– Dalton Lewis, Ashe County Schools
– Robin Mehler, Asheville City Schools
– Alessandra Nysether-Santos, Pitt County Schools
– Makenna Pate, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
– Megan Piland, Northampton County Schools
– Tanesha Revels-Epps, Scotland County
– Kimberly Joy Robinson, Union County Public Schools
– Meredith Sumrell, Harnett County Schools
– Kelly Thigpen, Newton-Conover City Schools
– Michael Villanueva, Wake County Public Schools
– Sequita White, Clinton City Schools
More information about the program is online at www.nccat.org/btoy.
The NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year prizes include:
The award winner receives – $5,000 cash prize, Participation in a GoGlobal NC trip, and Instructional
supply funds for the teacher’s school
Runner-up receives – $2,000 cash prize
All finalists receive – Travel expenses to participate in NCCAT professional development and leadership
development.