Culbreth Middle School teacher Michael Jones has been named the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Jones, a choral music teacher with 21 years of experience, was recognized May 15 with a reception at Carrboro High School. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and holds a bachelor of science degree in public school music.
The honor included a $1,000 check from the Bank of North Carolina.
Honor Teachers Channing Bennett of Smith Middle School and Mariella Mabe of Carrboro Elementary School each received a $500 check from the Bank of North Carolina.
Other Teachers of the Year, who received a $100 check, were Kim Chamberlin, Ephesus Elementary; Ghada Ramadan, Estes Hills Elementary; Allison Stewart, FPG Bilingüe Elementary; Carla Gilchrist, Glenwood Elementary; Kennan Eaddy, McDougle Elementary; Lisa Frangipane, Morris Grove Elementary; Nicole Dixon, Northside Elementary; Gretchen Pegram, Rashkis Elementary; Tamara Edmonds, Scroggs Elementary; Donna Kauffman, Seawell Elementary; Stephen Rayfield, McDougle Middle; Megan Tolbert, Phillips Middle; Kay Johnson, Carrboro High; Jack Watson, Chapel Hill High; and Maureen Galvin, East Chapel Hill High.
All award-winning teachers received gifts from local businesses.
Bus driver Mark Foushee also was honored with the Mary Scroggs Award for Excellence in Providing Support Services, which recognizes a district staff member. He received a $1,000 check.
Honor Recipients Teia McCall, a teacher assistant at Ephesus Elementary, and Scott Ursery, HVAC foreman in the Lincoln Center’s Maintenance Department, each received $250.