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UCPS teacher wins NC Teacher of Year title
Jessica Garner, a high school Spanish teacher with Union County Public Schools, has been named the 2009-2010 North Carolina AT&T Teacher of the Year.
Garner, 31, is an 11-year veteran Spanish teacher at Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail. This marks the first time in the history of the school system that a UCPS school teacher has taken the top state honor.
In January 2009, Garner was named the Southwest Region Teacher of the Year and contended among eight other regional winners to take the state title.
The announcement was made in Raleigh Tuesday night (May 5, 2009).
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction press release
Written by: Luan Ingram, UCPS Chief Communications Officer
Posted: May 05, 2009 by Deb Coates Bledsoe