“I am pleased that the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center has been recognized nationally for our exceptional heart attack care once again in 2014,” said Van Smith, senior vice president. “This represents an ongoing commitment by our cardiovascular team within ECHI to reliably provide heart attack patients with the best care possible.”
Holley Hamilton, a first-grade teacher in Charlotte, N.C., was considering going back to school for a master’s degree in education last year. Noticing that younger teachers were coming into classrooms armed with new ideas, she figured teacher-preparation programs had advanced significantly in the two decades since she graduated with a bachelor’s in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At a time when North Carolina has experienced an increase in teacher turnover and a decline in the number of teacher education students, the Tyers appear to be an exception in education. For them, teaching is more than a line of work. It is a family tradition and a way of life, all the way down the line.