Wake County announces 2014 Teacher of the Year finalists

Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 27, 2014 

The Wake County school system has announced the 13 finalists for the 2014 Teacher of the Year award.

The finalists are:

• Dorothy Andrews of Daniels Middle in Raleigh

• Sarah Bratton of Sycamore Creek Elementary in Raleigh

• Laurie Bubenik of Vandora Springs Elementary in Garner

• Susan DePerno of East Cary Middle in Cary

• Christine Hahner of Wiley Elementary in Raleigh

• Joy Hughes of Holly Ridge Middle in Holly Springs

• Janice Kidd of Mills Park Middle in Cary

• Kristen Larsen of Sanderson High in Raleigh

• Brian Quigley of Lockhart Elementary in Knightdale

• Allison Reid of Heritage High in Wake Forest

• Penny Smith of East Millbrook Middle in Raleigh

• Gail Stevens of Dillard Drive Middle in Raleigh

• Jennifer Wood of Smith Elementary in Garner

There were 26 semifinalists, including a married couple. But while Brian Quigley was named a finalist, his wife Emily Quigley, a teacher at Holly Springs Elementary, did not. Click here for a story about the couple.

The 2014 Wake County Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet on May 8.

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