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Kimberly Daughtry receives a trophy from Northampton County Public School official Hans Lassiter after she was named as the county’s Teacher of the Year. Staff Photo by Amanda VanDerBroek

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Published 9:49am Thursday, September 13, 2012

JACKSON –Kimberly Daughtry has been named Northampton County Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

At last week’s Northampton County Board of Education meeting Daughtry along with other candidates were honored for their work.

Daughtry is a third grade teacher at Willis Hare Elementary School in Pendleton.

She is a graduate of Chowan University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree, both in Elementary Education. Daughtry has earned numerous awards including Northampton County Schools Star Class of the Month, and Willis Hare Team Player Award for Outstanding Teamwork.

Her peers view her as a fierce advocate for students and the teaching profession, and her administrators view her as a passionate educator filled with enthusiasm, innovation, and a deep dedication to inspire student learning.

Other Teacher of the Year candidates included:

Keedra Whitaker, a science and social studies teacher at Conway Middle School, was selected as runner up. She is a graduate of Chowan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Whitaker was not in attendance at the meeting.

Altrovise V. Terry, a music teacher at Northampton County High School. She is a graduate of Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.

India M. Robinson-Martin, a social studies teacher at Gaston Middle School. She is a graduate of Chowan University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Amy Woodard, a first grade teacher at Central Elementary School. She is a graduate of Chowan University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

The Teacher of the Year is chosen after a three to four month process. Teachers are nominated from each school by their co-workers and then they are asked to submit a portfolio to the

Teacher of the Year committee comprised of educators and individuals from the community.

Interviews with each candidate by the committee are held within the month before the decision. The committee then selects an individual.

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