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"Every single teacher in Catawba County Schools should be a Teacher of the Year. We have all worked so hard."

Kristen Lewis, 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to all of our 2020-21 Teachers of the Year!

Finalists for District Teacher of the Year

These outstanding teachers passed the first round of district-level interviews then submitted comprehensive portfolios which were judged by a committee to decide on the District Teacher of the Year and the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. 

  • Elizabeth Norwood - Blackburn Elementary
  • Lauren Smith - Challenger High
  • Hannah Wirt - Claremont Elementary
  • Jordan Justice - Fred T. Foard High
  • Katie Tharpe - Mill Creek Middle 
  • Jonathan Cooke - Murray Elementary

Teachers of the Year for all 28 Schools

  • Amy Stiles - Arndt Middle
  • Margaret Covington - Balls Creek Elementary
  • Corey Dubea -  Bandys High
  • Jamie Holman -  Banoak Elementary
  • Elizabeth Norwood - Blackburn Elementary
  • Sheryl Bell-Parker - Bunker Hill High
  • Shannon Hollar - C. H. Tuttle Elementary
  • Ashan Spillman - Catawba Elementary
  • Reginald Lineberger - Catawba Rosenwald High
  • Lauren Smith - Challenger High
  • Hannah Wirt - Claremont Elementary
  • Tennille Baker - Clyde Campbell Elementary
  • Jordan Justice - Fred T. Foard High
  • Kelly Carey - Jacobs Fork Middle
  • Amy Coffey - Lyle Creek Elementary
  • Sandra Bost - Maiden Elementary
  • Sonya Wicker - Maiden High
  • Kim Baker - Maiden Middle
  • Katie Tharpe - Mill Creek Middle
  • Jane Hinson - Mountain View Elementary
  • Patti Ervin - Oxford Elementary
  • Ashley Reinhardt - River Bend Middle
  • Megan Logan - Sherrills Ford Elementary
  • Nathan Crabtree - Snow Creek Elementary
  • Ana Xiong - St. Stephens Elementary
  • Sarah Grove - St. Stephens High
  • Ashley Campbell - Startown Elementary
  • Jonathan Cooke - W. A. Murray Elementary