Charlene Evans, a Plymouth High School mathematics teacher for Washington County Schools, is the Northeast Region Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Evans holds a master of arts in education degree in mathematics education from ECU.
Frances Herring, principal of Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School, was named Southeast Region Principal of the Year. As Lenoir County Public School’s Principal of the Year in October, Herring is one of eight finalists from across the state who will interview in April for the title of North Carolina Principal of the Year. Herring graduated from ECU in 2010 with a master of school administration degree.
Robin Calcutt was honored as the Sandhills/South Central Regional Principal of the Year. She is in her third year as principal at New Century Middle School in Moore County. She began in 1984 as a visual arts teacher, and she is also licensed in instructional technology and administration. Robin holds an MAEd in instructional technology from ECU and is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at ECU as well.
Jen Smyth, a current master of arts in education student studying English education and Teacher Consultant with the Tar River Writing Project, is featured in International Reading Association’s Reading Today Online publication in a story written by Terry Atkinson, associate professor and graduate director in the College of Education. Smyth is also a teacher at the Hertford County Early College High School and was named the North Carolina English Teachers Association’s 2013 Outstanding English Teacher award winner.
Felicia Buckner, an elementary education major and State Employee Credit Union Partnership East student, graduated in December after an accident that left her with brain and back injuries and a widow four years ago. Buckner has overcome huge obstacles to fulfill her passion of becoming a teacher and graduate from the College of Education at ECU. She shared her story in December with WLOS news in Asheville.