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Pender County Schools celebrated its Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year

Pender County Schools celebrated its Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year
Posted on 05/27/2016
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Pender County Schools celebrated its Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year and Teachers of Promise during a special awards event Thursday.

“As educators, you have got to be some of the most flexible and most intelligent people in any profession out there,” said Dr. Terri Cobb, Superintendent of Pender County Schools. “If you think about it, we are expected to change on a dime. We have risen to the challenge in Pender County. I applaud each and every one of you for what you do every day. You are valued, you are respected, you are loved and you are admired and you are appreciated.”

Pender County’s 2016-17 Principal of the Year is Dr. Tosha Diggs, Principal of Heide Trask High School. Teacher of the Year is Rocky Point Elementary School's Christy Bishop. Both Dr. Diggs and Mrs. Bishop will go on to represent PCS in the regional Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year competitions.

Pender County Schools also named its AP of the Year, Cape Fear Middle's Liz Behr, and Teachers of Promise, Stephanie Burke, Topsail Elementary; Amanda Corbin, Topsail High; Leah Green, Malpass Corner Elementary.

The Pender County Awards featured special speakers, 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Mary Alice Hudson and Principal of the Year Dr. Edith Skipper, as well as dinner and a special student performance by the Topsail High School Theatre Arts Department.

Event sponsors included the Pender Education Partnership, Cape Fear Middle School PTO, Heide Trask High School Athletic Boosters, Topsail Elementary PTA, Topsail High School PTSO, Topsail Middle School PTO, Hampstead Furniture, Adam’s Tire and Auto Repair, Safeway Chevrolet, AB Grille, Hart’s Florist, Feast Down East, Food Lion, Four County EMC, Lanier Hardware, Nationwide Insurance - Owens Insurance Agency, Piggly Wiggly, Southern Printing and Electronics and State Employees’ Credit Union.


Teachers of the Year

Michelle Driver

Burgaw Elementary School

Cheryl King

Burgaw Middle School

Britney Rogers

Cape Fear Elementary School

Tara Hulsey

Cape Fear Middle School

Brandi Barber Barry

Heide Trask High School

Megan Groseclose

Malpass Corner Elementary School

Maria Hart

North Topsail Elementary School

David Knowles

Pender High School

Daniel Sidor

Pender Early College High School

Jennie Treto

Penderlea School

Jennifer Baxter

Pre-Kindergarten

Christy Bishop

Rocky Point Elementary School

Regenia Royal

South Topsail Elementary School

Jessica Heffner

Topsail Elementary School

Phillip Antonino

Topsail High School

Danielle Bafunno

Topsail Middle School

Ronald Watson

West Pender Middle School