Angela Medlin is Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Angela Medlin, who has been voted the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Piedmont High School. Mrs. Medlin teaches Honors Film Production, E-Commerce I & II, and Computer Programming as a member of the Career & Technical Education Department. According to Medlin, â€œI work with a wonderful staff who care about the well-being of each student, and I am honored to be the Teacher of the Year representative for Piedmont High School.â€
Mrs. Medlin joined the staff 11 years ago after entering the teaching field as a lateral entry business teacher. She graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Business Administration-Accounting and was an accountant before a good friend encouraged her to enter the field of education. Her teaching career began at East Union Middle School before accepting a business education position at Piedmont. In addition to teaching business classes, Mrs. Medlin also obtained a Masterâ€™s degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University, and she has served as an assistant principal at Piedmont for 3 Â½ years.
Mrs. Medlin is currently the lead teacher for Business & Information Technology in Union County Schools and also advises the Future Business Leaders of America, New Global Citizens Club, and New Century Scholars. Globalization is a passion of Mrs. Medlinâ€™s as she works diligently with the New Global Citizens Club to increase awareness of global issues that face other cultures, especially the people of Uganda. She is the current co-chair of the Globalization Committee at Piedmont.
When asked about the most rewarding aspect of teaching, Mrs. Medlin stated, â€œWhen students that you taught come back and tell you how they are using the skills that you taught them in the classroomâ€¦that you actually helped them find their niche in the world.â€ Mrs. Medlinâ€™s many contributions to students, staff, and to Union County Public Schools is clearly indicative of why she was selected as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Piedmont High School. Congratulations and good luck in the next round of the Teacher of the Year competition.
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Nov 09, 2011 by Donna Helms