School board recognizes Teacher of the Year

Imari Scarbrough Staff Writer

December 17, 2013

The Anson County Board of Education recognized three teachers at its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

The board recognized Morven Elementary School teacher Patricia Cole as Teacher of the Year and presented her with a $5,000 check to use to purchase classroom supplies.

The board also recognized Anson Middle School teachers Leslie Rivers and Clint Davis for their work researching Blackbeard and the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Rep. Mark Brody and his legislative assistant, Neva Helms, awarded both teachers certificates. Brody read the certificates, which recognized each for their “outstanding educational contribution to North Carolina and the nation” by “seeking to document North Carolina History for future generations.”

Several board members spoke of their public engagement opportunities, including visits to the schools and participating as chaperons in the Christmas parade.

During his report, Superintendent Michael Freeman apprised the board of three vacancies, including one sixth grade teacher, a math teacher for Anson Academy, and a social studies teacher at Anson Middle School. Freeman said that while there have been applicants for the position, new applications are welcome.

The board went into a second closed session before adjourning.