Durham names Teacher of Year on Thursday

From staff reportsMay 7, 2012 

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Durham Public Schools will hold its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 10, at Washington Duke Inn.

Each school in the district nominated a teacher of the year. The list was reduced to ten semi-finalists and now to four finalists. The four finalists are:

• Alaina Burr – English as a Second Language, Riverside High

Carrie Jacobsohn – Social Studies, Carrington Middle

• Karen Lodata – Fifth Grade, Holt Elementary

• Yolanda Reilly – Physical Education/Health, Shepard Middle

The Teacher of the Year will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000. Each of the other finalists will receive $500.

This year’s Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet will be sponsored by Triangle Orthopaedics and The North Carolina Specialty Hospital.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Washington Duke Inn is located at 3001 Cameron Blvd.

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