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Rockingham County Schools Names Nicky Edwards Teacher of the Year


Rockingham County Schools is pleased to announce Nicky Edwards, Career and Technology Education/ Health Science Academy teacher at Morehead High School, has been selected as the Rockingham County Schools’ 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Edwards has been in her current position since August 2011. Additionally, Ms. Edwards is currently a Charge Nurse and Preceptor at Morehead Memorial Hospital.


Ms. Edwards holds an RN diploma from Danville Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University and completed her Teaching Certificate Course Work from Lenoir Community College.


In Edwards’ teacher of the year portfolio she states, “One of my greatest contributions and accomplishments in education are the positive relationships I have with my students. I’m blessed to have the majority of them for more than one year, many for four years. I feel that establishing these relationships early on will contribute to their success in my classroom.  I think many of them see me as their ‘School Mom.’  I go to watch them during their extracurricular activities both in and out of school.  I love to see them in the stands and scream, “Hey Mrs. Edwards!” I could never devote enough time for them to show how exceptional they are in their unique way.  They deserve the very best and as long as I’m teaching, I’ll strive to make a difference, an impact, an investment towards student self-actualization as each is born for greatness.”


School-Based Teachers of the Year are chosen by their peers and colleagues because of their high level of commitment to the teaching profession and their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom. District Teachers of the Year are chosen from five finalists from the School-Based Teachers of the Year and are selected by a district committee. Ms. Edwards will now represent our school district as the Rockingham County Schools’ Teacher of the Year. 


Ms. Edwards is eligible to compete in the Piedmont-Triad/Central Region North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition, which will begin this October.  For more information about the North Carolina Teacher of the Year program, please visit www.ncpublicschools.org/recruitment/recognition/toy/. 

Congratulations, Ms. Edwards!
TOY 2016-2017