Melissa Faetz, a first grade teacher at South Macon Elementary School was recently named the Region 8 Teacher of the Year. She will now move on for consideration of North Carolina Teacher of the Year, a title most recently held by Karyn Collie Dickerson of Grimsley High School in Guilford County. Dickerson was on location at South Macon to present Faetz with the award on Dec. 19 before the school took its Christmas break.
"Every year the state of North Carolina looks for teachers that define the very best teaching in our state. That teacher is already a leader in their school and in their community. Out of 95,000 teachers in the whole state of North Carolina, one out of the nine finalists is right here in your school," said Dickerson.