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Kensington Elementary teacher is named November ‘Hometown Hero’

Kensington Elementary’s Susan Glasheen, center, is the Hometown Hero for November. She is pictured with her class, and at left, Kensington Elementary Assistant Principal Susan Williams, and Kensington Elementary principal Dr. Rachel Clarke, at right. (Below) Bob Dill of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates in Charlotte, center, presents Glasheen with her prizes. Also pictured, at right, is Taylor Patterson from Dominos Pizza.

Kensington Elementary’s Susan Glasheen is the Hometown Hero for November.

Glasheen was honored at a special celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in her classroom.

She and her students were quietly working on an assignment when school administrators and representatives from Charles G. Monnett III and Associates and
Domino’s Pizza interrupted with the announcement.

Glasheen just paused for a few minutes in disbelief.

“This is such an honor,” said the second-grade teacher. “I can’t believe I won.”

Each month the law firm honors teachers in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union counties for their service in public education.

Glasheen has been teaching for 14 years. She has been working at Kensington Elementary for three years.

“I love being with the kids and watching them learn,” she said. “They are just fun kids.”

The nominations for the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award are ongoing throughout the school year. Winners are chosen based on the number of votes through an online voting contest held on the law firm’s website.

The winning teacher in each county receives a $250 Visa gift card for classroom supplies and a Domino’s pizza party for his/her class.

Students, families and faculty may nominate and vote for their special teacher by visiting the firm’s web site.

Written by: Tahira Stalberte, UCPS Chief Communications Officer
Posted: Nov 07, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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