2015 Outstanding Educator Award Winners

Fayetteville – The Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Awards recognizes and helps foster excellence in education by presenting two teachers and one administrator in the Cumberland County Schools a $1,000 grant to implement a special educational project at their respective schools.

Wells Fargo, N.A., Business Relationship Manager and Assistant Vice President Keith Crumpler presented this year’s awards and an engraved hand-work glass apple to the following three educators during the Feb. 10 Cumberland County Board of Education meeting:

Elementary Teacher Award – Nisi Farley, a teacher at Ponderosa Elementary School, plans to use her grant money to fund the “Touch Screen Computers” project. Through the project, kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade students with autism will be able to increase navigation and interaction with the computer through touch, replacing mouse actions that are often difficult for the students to manipulate.

Secondary Teacher Award – Andrea Burns, a teacher at Anne Chesnutt Middle School, will implement the “Engineering Is Elementary” project. Grant funds will be used to purchase the Engineering Everywhere tool to assist sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade science students in critical-thinking about engineering processes. This activity also supports the development of skills that prepare students’ STEM proficiencies.

Administrator Award – Dr. Crystal Brown, the principal of Ben Martin Elementary School, will use funds to support the “Math and Science Education Parents Nights” project to enhance parental participation and understanding of the math and science curriculum. This project will support parent involvement through resources and hands-on projects that help parents confidently reinforce concepts and skills at home.

Pictured below are (l-r) Keith Crumpler from Wells Farco, N.A.; Nisi Farley from Ponderosa Elementary School; Dr. Crystal Brown from Ben Martin Elementary School; and Andrea Burns from Anne Chestnutt Middle School.

Outstanding Educator Award 2015 (Crumpler, Farley, Brown & Burns)

Published on February 13, 2015 by Renarta Clanton Moyd