"What greater work is there than training the mind and forming the habits of the young?"
These profound words were uttered by the Christian Saint John Chrysostom in 400 A.D. And they are just as relevant today as they were 1600 years ago.
Because of the importance of teachers in developing and educating children, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has adopted the Flame For Learning Award. In so doing, it our goal to support and elevate the teaching profession in the public schools. This award recognizes outstanding creativity and innovation in the classroom and nominees are selected strictly on merit, without regard to school or residence. The recipient of the award is named the Johnston County Teacher of the Year and will represent the Johnston County Public School System in the North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition.
We are proud to announce our 2021 Flame for Learning Semifinalists:
Carolyn Benner - Cleveland Middle
Heather Best - River Dell Elementary
Amanda Dauphinais - Innovation Academy
Amanda Everette - Four Oaks Middle
Crystal Hardison - Clayton High
Catherine Hoyt - South Smithfield Elementary
Elisabeth Jones - Selma Elementary
Bethany Jones - Smithfield-Selma High
Kimberlie Jones - Riverwood Elementary
Brian Jones - Smithfield-Selma High
Kimberly Jorett - Clayton Middle
Rachel Langdon - Clayton High
LaChandle Nowling - West Clayton Elementary
Allie Parrish - South Smithfield Elementary
Janna Rogerson - Princeton Elementary
Deborah Roll - Clayton Middle
Madison Simerson - Four Oaks Elementary
Shannon Smithies - Selma Elementary
Mary Beth Thompson - Four Oaks Middle
Jennifer Vogel - Riverwood Middle
Help us celebrate and honor our teachers!
This program requires sponsorship dollars, much of which is given to the semifinalists in the form of prize money.
All sponsors will be recognized during the award ceremony. If you have questions, please let me know. Thank you for supporting our teachers as the true professionals they are and the passion they exhibit each day in the classroom.