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Top educators recognized at Wells Fargo Outstanding Educators event

posted Aug 21, 2015, 12:55 PM by Greg Shull   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 1:02 PM ]
Nominated teachers and teacher assistants were honored for their selection as a school-level Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year. After a rigorous selection process, the district Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year were announced; a Principal of the Year was also honored.

Ashley Hooks, a teacher at Springmore Elementary, will serve as the Cleveland County School’s Teacher of the Year. Donna Kostiuk of Shelby Intermediate will serve as the Teacher Assistant of the Year, and Dr. Amy Jones of Crest Middle will represent the district as the Principal of the Year.

All three will receive monetary awards from Wells Fargo for their professional development in addition to glass apples handcrafted by N.C. artist Robert Levin. Mrs. Hooks will have the opportunity to attend the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta courtesy of Laughlin Furniture and the CCS Educational Foundation and is to receive a $100 gift certificate from the Cleveland County unit of the NCAE. In addition, Mrs. Kostiuk received gifts from the Cleveland County Association of Teacher Assistants.

Mrs. Hooks and Dr. Jones will continue in their respective teacher and principal of the year regional competitions sponsored by NCDPI.