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2017-18 Math Teacher of the Year
2017-18 Math Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/07/2017
Third-grade Haw Creek Elementary School teacher Sara McGee is the Buncombe County Schools 2017-18 Math Teacher of the Year!

“Ms. McGee is an amazing teacher,” said Stefanie Buckner, mathematics curriculum specialist for BCS. “Her classroom is a place where mistakes are valued, learning is intentional, and students are engaged. She truly embodies the teacher leaders for her students and peers and we are thrilled to have her represent BCS for this state award.”

McGee has a far-reaching impact, Buckner added. She is a charter member of the District Math Team and has been instrumental in leading her peers districtwide in transforming math instruction.

“Every year I strive to set up my mathematical learning communitySara McGee holds a handmade sign in her classroom while surrounded by BCS staff . where every student, including myself, develops a mathematical growth mindset,” McGee said. “My students catch on very quickly that I am not a ‘giver of information.’ Rather, I do quite a bit of listening and asking questions. I teach them that one of my most important jobs is to actually listen to them talk so that I can learn how much they understand and know what they need to learn next.”

The BCS 2017-18 Math Teacher of the Year award is presented as a partnership between Buncombe County Schools, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM). McGee will be honored at the state meeting of NCCTM in November.

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