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NCCAT Career Technical Education Teacher of the Year Finalists Named

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Twenty-four teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the first North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Career Technical Education 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 NCCAT 2022 NC CTE Teacher of the Year. The award is scheduled to be presented on October 6, 2022, at the Bardo Center on the Western Carolina University campus. The finalists will be at the NCCAT campus in Cullowhee for professional development the week of October 3-7, 2022.

“Each day in schools, Career and Technical Education teachers inspire and guide students to important future careers and roles in society,” NCCAT Executive Director M. Brock Womble said. “Taking time to honor excellent Career and Technical Education educators across our state through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 NC CTE Teacher of the Year program is important, as we are continually striving to elevate the teaching profession and emphasize the significance of the work they do every day. Congratulations to these finalists and the school districts they represent. We look forward to having them with us for a week of professional development and a special night to honor the teaching profession.”

The NCCAT 2022 NC CTE Teacher of the Year finalists are:

Finalist Name District
Nicholas Anders Alamance Burlington School System
Dustin Haigler Burke County Public Schools
Patricia McTigue Cabarrus County Schools
Jennifer Barclift Camden County Schools
Robert Ballard Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Cathy Sutton Cherokee Central Schools
Venetia Mann Clinton City Schools
Missy Swain Currituck County Schools
Jennifer Kovacs Dare County Schools
Jesse Ledbetter Davie County Public Schools
John Corey Keffer Duplin County Schools
Maria Styers Franklin County Schools
Emily Hardy Greene County Schools
Gary Blackwell Henderson County Public Schools
Mary Lee Tosky Hickory City Public Schools
Denise Cummings Hoke County Schools
Christyn Boston Lincoln County Schools
Bradley Kidd Moore County Schools
Renee Parkman Mooresville Graded School District
Ken Brown Onslow County Schools
Chauncey Barber Polk County Schools
Sarah Moore Randolph County Schools
Sandra Tyndall Wake County Public Schools
Nicole Robinson Yancey County Schools