CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools recently announced finalists for Southwest Learning Community Teacher of the Year.
The winner will be considered a finalist for CMS Teacher of the Year, a title held by Kimberly Tuttle of Levine Middle College High School.
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Finalists are as follows:
• Tiffany Carter teaches science at Community House Middle.
• Lisa Norton teaches fifth grade at Endhaven Elementary.
• Jane Russell teaches physical education at Hawk Ridge Elementary.
• Sarah Yancey teaches at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary.
• Kristen Layton teaches art with McAlpine Elementary.
• Karen Williams teaches at Pineville Elementary.
• Emily McWhirter teaches health at Quail Hollow Middle.
• Shawn Whitney teaches social studies at South Charlotte Middle.
• Alecia Bryant teaches social studies at Southwest Middle.
Three teachers from south Charlotte-area schools were also named finalists for Teacher of the Year for the Central 2 Learning Community:
• Nicole Lawson teaches at Beverly Woods Elementary.
• Emily Chaskelson teaches English at Myers Park High.
• Cynthia Dick teaches English at Sedgefield Middle.
Each school has named a Teacher of the Year.
Winners of schools not already mentioned include Kevin Shiflet, Alexander Graham Middle; Anna Leigh Marquez, Ardrey Kell High; Emily Kempf, Ballantyne Elementary; Patrick Plunkett, Carmel Middle; Elizabeth Jenkins, Collinswood Language Academy; Marie Deegan, Elon Park Elementary; Devanda Rodriquez, Jay. M. Robinson Middle; Meredith Clark, Lansdowne Elementary; Lorrie Thurston, McKee Road Elementary; Torey Edwards, Montclaire Elementary; Kim Wilkinson, Olde Providence Elementary; Karen Fletcher, Park Road Montessori; Danielle Der’Asadourian, Pinewood Elementary; Ashley Kaiser, Polo Ridge Elementary; Erika Thurman, Providence High; Jena Shipman, Providence Spring Elementary; Katy Maltese, Rama Road Elementary; Sushila Rayaprolu, Randolph Middle; Lara Vruwink, Selwyn Elementary; David Roy, Sharon Elementary; Kerri Ann Donahue, Smithfield Elementary; Christopher Tudisco, South Mecklenburg High; Taylor Orlando, Starmount Academy of Excellence; and Hope Henley, Sterling Elementary.
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