Alumni Update

Lori Dillard

Alumni Update: Lori Dillard ’06 ’14 Jun 23, 2021

Lori Dillard (née Waddell), originally from Laurel Springs, North Carolina, graduated in 2006 with a... Features, Alumni Update, Elementary Education

History teacher Darren Pelkey, seen here during summer school session, has been named the 2021-22 Elkin Middle School Teacher of the Year and is also being honored as the districtwide Teacher of the Year.  Lisa Michals | The Tribune

Elkin names 2021-22 Teachers of the Year Jun 21, 2021

Congratulations to alumni Darren Pelkey '06 and Keshia Edwards '12 on their Teacher of the Year awards!

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Wilkes School Superintendent Mark Byrd, left, is presented a plaque for being named School Superintendent of the Year by superintendents of school districts in the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (NWRESA). Presenting the plaque is Dr. Stewart Hobbs, NWRESA executive director.  Photo courtesy of Morgan Mathis/Wilkes County Schools

Byrd named top superintendent in 8-county region Jun 21, 2021

Congratulations to alum, Mark Byrd '94 '15, on being named the Region Seven Superintendent of the Year!

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Olivia Tarnowski

Alumni Update: Olivia Tarnowski ’18 Jun 7, 2021

Olivia Tarnowski (née Watson), originally from Boone, North Carolina, graduated in 2018 with a B.S.

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Teachers of the Year

Gaston County Schools names top teacher, principal of the year Jun 7, 2021

Congratulations to alumni Tyler West '11, Brett Buchanan '06, and Maddison Szucs '17!

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Master Your Future May 25, 2021

Alumna Heather Brandon ' 20 shares her experience with the MA in educational media program.

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Interim Superintendent Brian Schultz, along with Odell Elementary Principal Dr. Sandy Ward, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Kecia Coln and Assistant Superintendent Of Facilities and Auxiliary Services John Legrand, surprised Ms. Berry in her classroom this morning. (Source: Cabarrus County Schools)

Ashtyn Berry named Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year May 25, 2021

Congratulations to alumna Ashtyn Berry '13! She is currently enrolled in the MA in Curriculum Specialist program.

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Audrey Jones accepts her award from Superintendent Scott Elliott and Parkway Principal Patty Buckner.  Photo submitted

Audrey Jones named Rookie Teacher of the Year May 25, 2021

Congratulations to alumna Audrey Jones '20! 

In the Media, Alumni Update, Middle Grades Education
Ann Morris receives recognition, celebration, and balloons to celebrate being named Burke County Public School’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.  Photo submission, Jonelle Bobak

Top of the Class Oak Hill Elementary’s Ann Morris named Teacher of the Year May 25, 2021

Congratulations to alumna, Ann Morris! She completed her M.A. in reading education at App State! 

In the Media, Alumni Update, Literacy Education
Kelsey Byrd

Alumni Update: Kelsey Byrd ’13 Apr 27, 2021

Kelsey Byrd, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and Hendersonville, North Carolina, graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in elementary education.

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