Amanda Evans, third grade teacher at G.W. Bulluck Elementary School, was named the Edgecombe County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2012-13 during the 2012 ECPS Convocation.
Evans, who has been teaching with the district since she began her career in 2000, also gives back to her school and students by training staff as the Professional Learning Community leader, as well as a Reading 3D trainer. In addition, she also attends monthly training sessions as the Data Co-Lead. She gives back by helping develop Classscape items for N.C. State University and curriculum pacing guides, and has served as chairwoman of the School Improvement team, as well.
The N.C. Wesleyan College graduate gives back to other teachers, too. In the 2011-12 school year, Evans hosted an intern from East Carolina University who is now employed by the district.
Evans said that her hope as an educator is to “instill essential knowledge that can be transferred to the real world.”
Evans said she yearns to continuously grow and reflect in her educational career and has done so by achieving her National Board Certification in 2005. The certification process requires much thought, reflection and time as each certified teacher must answer questions about their lessons and professional development.
Joining 115 other Teachers of the Year from the other North Carolina school districts, Evans will complete a N.C. Teacher of the Year application which will be submitted to the N.C. Department of Pubic Instruction for review with hopes to be named the N.C. Teacher of the Year.