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2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year
2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/30/2021
Buncombe County Early College English teacher Anneliese Shreve has been named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT)/BCS 2021-2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year.By Tim Reaves
BCS Communications Department

Buncombe County Early College English teacher Anneliese Shreve has been named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT)/BCS 2021-2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year.

On Wednesday, BCS Associate Superintendent Susanne Swanger, BCEC Principal Dr. Donna Lanahan, and BCS Beginning Teacher Specialist Carol Sass quietly walked down the hallway toward Ms. Shreve’s classroom carrying a flower bouquet and balloons. As they entered the classroom and made the announcement, Ms. Shreve’s students started clapping.

“Whenever I’m in Ms. Shreve’s class, I never have a bad day,” one student said. “She always makes the class fun and teaches us a bunch of different things.”

Students clap for Ms. Shreve during the award presentation.“She always finds a way to brighten up the mood or put a smile on anyone’s face,” another student said. “It’s really nice to have a teacher like that.”

Dr. Lanahan agreed.

“The world needs more teachers like Ms. Shreve,” she said. “And we are so honored that you’ve landed at our school, and you’ve served our students and you bring such energy and enthusiasm and commitment to them.”

Ms. Shreve received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She earned her teaching license in 2020 through the UNC Asheville post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program. Her teaching philosophy is centered on equity, accessibility, and engagement. She strives to make her classroom a place in which students feel represented, supported, and challenged.

“I truly believe that building relationships with students is at the heart of my career,” she said. “Through my meaningful relationships with students, I can help them to face rigorous challenges and fall in love with learning. Being able to work with and mentor young people is truly a gift that I never take for granted.”

Ms. Shreve will go on to represent Buncombe County Schools in the state competition. The state winner will be announced in February, 2022.

“On behalf of the Buncombe County Schools Beginning Teacher Program, we want to say thank you and congratulations for all your hard work and your dedication to students,” Ms. Sass said. “You are above and beyond, and we are just so excited that you got nominated and you are our beginning teacher of the year.”

BCS posted a Facebook Live video of Ms. Shreve's award presentation.

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