2010-09-09 / News

Hardy is Teacher of the Year for 2010-11 at primary school

W-WPS Teacher of the Year Monica Hardy spends some time reading with Tommy Peacock, Tucker McAvoy, Peyton Moyer, Tianna Heard, and Allison Hopkins. W-WPS Teacher of the Year Monica Hardy spends some time reading with Tommy Peacock, Tucker McAvoy, Peyton Moyer, Tianna Heard, and Allison Hopkins. Monica Hardy has been named Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s Teacher of the Year.

Hardy holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Augusta State University and a masters degree in K-5 Reading and Math Instruction from Walden University. She is currently teaching third grade at W-WPS where she has been teaching for seven years.

The annual Teacher of the Year competition consists of an initial nomination by colleagues within the school, followed by classroom observations conducted by the Wilkes County leadership team – The District Change Team (DCT). The DCT is made up of representatives from a variety of areas, including the school superintendent, curriculum director and other county-level staff, school adminstrators, instructional coaches, and lead teachers and department heads.

Hardy, and the Teachers of the Year from Washington-Wilkes Elementary, Middle and High Schools,will compete further in an effort to select a county-wide winner. Classroom observations will be conducted by out-of-county judges selected for their education backgrounds and expertise.

“The TOTY recognition provides the much-deserved public recognition for outstanding teachers who spend countless hours preparing and implementing exceptional lessons every day,” said Florence Sandifer, W-WPS principal.

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