Wake County Teacher of the Year semifinalists named

02/21/2014 4:49 PM

02/21/2014 4:49 PM

Congratulations to the 26 Wake County teachers who were named this week as semifinalists for 2014 Wake County Teacher of the Year.

The finalists are:

• Dorothy Andrews of Daniels Middle
• Shannon Barbour of Wendell Elementary
• Emily Blair of Banks Road Elementary
• Katelyn Bradshaw of Green Hope High
• Sarah Bratton of Sycamore Creek Elementary
• Laurie Bubenik of Vandora Springs Elementary
• Melissa Darrow of Wakefield Elementary,
• Susan DePerno of East Cary Middle
• Christine Hahner of Wiley Elementary
• Joy Hughes of Holly Ridge Middle
• Rebecca Jarman of Stough Elementary
• Antoinette Kelly of Green Elementary
• Janice Kidd of Mills Park Middle
• Justin Kram of Powell Magnet Elementary
• Kristen Larsen of Sanderson High
• Kelly McNamara of Leesville Road Elementary
• Jeannie Noble of Yates Mill Elementary
• Brian Quigley of Lockhart Elementary
• Emily Quigley of Holly Springs Elementary
• Allison Reid of Heritage High
• William Slechta of West Cary Middle
• Penny Smith of East Millbrook Middle
• Gail Stevens of Dillard Drive Middle
• Marcia Timmel of North Garner Middle
• Rebecca Williams of East Wake School of Health Science
• Jennifer Wood of Smith Elementary

The list will be whittled down to 13 finalists on March 26. The annual banquet to name the Wake County Teacher of the Year will be held May 8.


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