The Wake County school system announced Monday its 26 semifinalists for 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.
The semifinalists are: Juli Betts of West Cary Middle School, Mary Catherine Burnette of Bugg Elementary School, Denetera Cobb of North Garner Middle School, Vicky Deans of Lake Myra Elementary School, Denise Dent of Turner Creek Elementary School, Karen Gaines of Millbrook Elementary School, Janet Glasgow of Holly Ridge Elementary School, Karyn Gloden of the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, and Staci Hester of Lacy Elementary School.
Also, Jean Hockenyos of Wakefield Elementary School, Susan Holland of Reedy Creek Middle School, Austin James of Millbrook High School, David Jones of Brentwood Elementary School, Michelle LeRoy of Penny Road Elementary School, Cynthia Linton of Stough Elementary School, Shannon Lowry of Rolesville Middle School, Clinton McCaskill of Heritage High School, and Ruth McCoy of Fuquay-Varina High School.
And, Karla Nantz of Cary High School, Matthew Scialdone of Middle Creek High School, Sydney Sherry of York Elementary School, Erline Speed of Zebulon Middle School, Laura Stiles of Wakefield High School, Leah Sutton of Centennial Middle School, Sandra Tyndall of East Wake School of Health Science and Alison VanKerckhove of Willow Springs Elementary School.
On April 14, Wake will hold a reception to honor the semifinalists and announce the 13 finalists. The Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet on May 14.