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Stokes is Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Todd Stokes, who has been voted the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for Piedmont High School. Mr. Stokes teaches Psychology/Sociology, AP Psychology, and World History as a member of the Social Studies Department. According to Stokes, “It is an honor and very humbling to be acknowledged by your peers for success in the classroom.”

Mr. Stokes joined the staff at Piedmont 16 years ago. He holds degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Winthrop University. Stokes is an innovative teacher who integrates technology into his classes. He was a Team 21 Grant recipient, in which he received 21st Century technology for his classroom, and he will also be a part of the implementation of the 1:1 Laptop Initiative for 9th grade students.

In addition to his success in the classroom, Stokes serves as the varsity wrestling coach and assistant football coach. His most notable coaching accomplishment was winning the State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament last year after defeating Croatan in the final round. Coaching is an important part of his career at Piedmont, and he is a strong advocate for the value that athletics play in the life of our students. According to Stokes, “I believe athletics in an integral part of the educational process. It allows students the ability to work on character education. I don't think there is a bigger or better teaching moment than when a kid loses a football game or a wrestling match and learning how to deal with it in a positive manner.”

Congratulations and good luck in the next round of the Teacher of the Year competition.

Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Oct 12, 2012 by Donna Helms

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