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Maverick Teachers Excel in the Classroom, on Stage, and in Business
Mr. Winston Sims has received the prestigious national award of Inspirational Theatre Educator Award!!! This is a high honor for any teacher as the award is committee reviewed and only three people from across the country were selected to receive it. The International Thespian Society Inspirational Theatre Educator Award recognizes up to three individuals annually who have inspired their students and dedicated themselves to providing quality theatre education. Only an officially inducted Thespian or Junior Thespian may nominate a theatre arts teacher. Congratulations to Mr. Winston Sims.
Mr. Troy Burns has been inducted into the National Business and Technology Education Hall of Fame!! Mr. Burns has been in education for 12 years and has also spent 7 years in private industry as a CPA. Currently, Mr. Burns is the Department Chairperson for MRHS, a business teacher for MRHS, a teacher in MRHS’ IB program, and an instructor for the NC Virtual Public School. In addition to this, Mr. Burns is a co-advisor for the MRHS chapter of FBLA. Over that time, FBLA has completed many charity and community service events, attended all five regional and state competitions, and four of five national competitions. They work very hard in preparing students for competition and have had great success at FBLA competitions, with almost 100 medal winners, 19 state champions, and one national champion. Mr. Burns has participated in education at the state level as well helping with curriculum realignment. Congratulations to Mr. Troy Burns.
Written by: K.Fisenne
Posted: Sep 04, 2012 by Beth Hamilton