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Announcing our 2021 District Teachers of the Year
Announcing Our 2021 District Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/08/2020
And the teachers representing the seven district of Buncombe County Schools are...BCS Communications

The Buncombe County Schools Teacher of the Year program is an annual tradition promoting excellence in education, and is an opportunity for teachers to recognize peers who exemplify the profession and its values.

On Friday, May 8, current BCS Teacher of the Year Ms. DeLana Parker of Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School unveiled the seven district finalists through an online announcement. These seven District Teachers of the Year were chosen from among all 44 school Teachers of the Year and represent the best of the best!

This year's teacher-led committee has been guided by Ms. Parker and 2019 Teacher of the Year Mr. J.B. Halpin of Pisgah Elementary School. Traditionally, this big announcement has been made in the presence of all district representatives at a Board of Education gathering. However, due to challenges presented by COVID-19, the announcement was made on social media and In September, the committee will announce one of these seven to represent Buncombe County schools in the regional phase of the North Carolina Teacher of the Year program.

Each year, the Teacher of the Year program also chooses an altruistic and community-minded teacher to receive the Ruth M. Henderson Award. Stay tuned for this surprise announcement later in the year.

2021 District Teachers of the Year
Sara Moore, Pisgah Elementary (Enka District)
Malorie Morrill, Woodfin Elementary (Erwin District)
Toby Anderson, North Buncombe High (North Buncombe District)
Leanne Gosey, Charles D. Owen High (Owen District)
Kathryn Strickler, Cane Creek Middle (Reynolds District)
Maureen Wellbery, Avery's Creek Elementary (Roberson District)
Jason Rhodes, Buncombe County Middle College (At-Large)

Watch the announcement below or share it on Facebook! Congratulations to the 2021 Buncombe County Schools District Teachers of the Year!

And now, the teachers representing the seven districts of Buncombe County Schools are...

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