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WCPS Names 2019-2020 Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal of the Year
TOY, APOY, & POY recognized with Dr. Dunsmore and Dr. Smith MasonSpring Creek Middle English and language arts teacher, Dominique Grady, has been selected as the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday night at the WCPS Teacher, Assistant Principal, & Principal of the Year Banquet held at the Maxwell Center.

Mrs. Grady has 10 years of education service and has served at Spring Creek Middle since 2015. As part of her teaching philosophy, she says that she believes the ultimate end goal for every teacher should be student success.

“I believe teaching is like science, we as teachers should be growing and changing based on the needs of students,” states Mrs. Grady. “As a teacher, I am changing and learning new methods every year that can transform how my students learn.”

Mrs. Grady will now advance to the regional Teacher of the Year program. In addition, as the WCPS Teacher of the Year, she will receive a local $1,000 award. The district’s Teacher of the Year finalists, Brittney Rogers (Northeast Elementary) and Ronda Price (Wayne Early/Middle College High) each received a trophy.

Following the announcement of Teacher of the Year, the WCPS Human Resources Department and the Wayne County Principals and Assistant Principals Association (WCPAPA) named Southern Wayne High assistant principal Connie Harrell, the WCPS 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year. Ms. Harrell will receive a local $500 award.

Spring Creek Elementary principal, Lori Goodman, was named the WCPS 2019-2020 Principal of the Year, as part of the Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year program. Mrs. Goodman will receive a local $1,000 award and will represent the district in the regional Principal of the Year program, and possibly the state competition next spring.

“We congratulate all of the award winners,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “Being named Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal of the Year for Wayne County Public Schools is a huge honor for these education professionals. We congratulate them for their achievements. We also wish Mrs. Grady and Mrs. Goodman the very best as they move on to the next stage of their competition programs.”