E. Forsyth biology teacher wins Teacher of the Year

E. Forsyth biology teacher wins Teacher of the Year
November 10
06:30 2016



Allison Weavil, a biology teacher at East Forsyth, has been named Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools Teacher of the Year. Weavil who has spent her entire teaching career in the local school district was selected from nominees from each school who had to submit a portfolio and go through an interview process.

During a ceremony to honor Weavil and other outstanding teachers in the district on Monday, Nov. 7, the South Carolina native said she was inspired to go into the profession by her mother, a retired teacher and principal.

“At the age of 5, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I would say I’m going to be a teacher like my mom.”

When she got the news she had been named 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year, Weavil said she was at a lost for words. She said the entire process from being nominated to being selected earlier this year has been  humbling.

“I’m honored that I get to stand in a room with so many people I have a lot of respect for and represent you as teacher of the year. This is probably the most humbling experience I’ve had in my entire life.”

Teachers who made the final cut were honored during the banquet held at the Old Salem Visitors Center as well. This years’ finalist for teacher of the year are R.J. Reynolds  chemistry teacher Joshua Bragg, Bolton Elementary third grade teacher Anna Geras, South Fork Elementary music teacher Ashley Hayes, and Lowrance Middle exceptional children’s teacher Reagan Stillerman.

Weavil challenged the room filled with educators to continue to grow and develop new ways to reach students. She said, “If on your journey as an educator you feel you have it all figured out and there’s nothing left to learn, it’s time to get out.”

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