January 2016 Excellence in Education

Whitney Trull, kindergarten teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary School, and Julie Smith, 5th grade teacher at North Canton Elementary School, were recently recognized with an Excellence in Education award for the month of January.

The Excellence in Education program recognizes teachers from Haywood County Schools who exemplify a commitment to innovative teaching practices and show dedication to student success. The program is sponsored by Jack Bishop of Edward Jones and the Haywood County Schools Foundation (HCSF).

“It’s not uncommon for teachers to spend money out of their own pockets to purchase classroom supplies,” Bishop said. “Our teachers are shaping our children’s future, and it’s an honor to support them as a community partner.”

Each month, up to three teachers from the 16 Haywood County Schools are recognized with an Excellence in Education award. Award winners are presented with a certificate and a $100 check sponsored by Bishop.

“Teaching is a selfless profession, and our teachers in Haywood County go above and beyond every day to ensure their students are successful,” Haywood County Schools Foundation Executive Director Jenny Wood said. “The Excellence in Education program is a great way to publicly recognize our outstanding teachers.”

For more information about the Excellence in Education program contact Jack Bishop at 452-4048 or Jenny Wood of the Haywood County Schools Foundation at 456-2400.