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NHCS 2013-2014 Educators of the Year


The New Hanover County Board of Education and the Wells Fargo Foundation honored 42 teachers and two principals at the Educator of the Year banquet held at Ashley High School last night. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Educators of the Year.The following were named New Hanover County Schools' Teachers of the Year:
Elementary School - Kristi Harper, 5th Grade Teacher at Winter Park Elementary School
Middle School - Lisa Doyle, 6th Grade Language Arts-Social Studies Teacher at Williston Middle School
High School - Melissa Gillespie, Social Studies Teacher at Laney High School.
The 2013-2014 New Hanover County Schools Teacher of the Year is Melissa Gillespie. As the NHCS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Gillespie received a new Toyota Prius II to use for one year, compliments of Hendrick Toyota of Wilmington. Jakki Jethro, principal at Sunset Park Elementary School, was named the 2013-2014 Principal of the Year. There were approximately 165 in attendance, which included Board of Education members, senior staff, school administrators, teachers, and representatives from Wells Fargo and Hendrick Toyota. Guests were entertained by Jeremy Milligan, music teacher at Holly Shelter Middle School.
Each winner was cited for their outstanding contributions to education and presented with awards from the NHC Board of Education and Wells Fargo Foundation. Ms. Gillespie and Ms. Jethro will go on to represent NHCS at the regional level and possibly, advance to the state level.