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Sun Valley Middle teacher is named February 'Hometown Hero'

Sun Valley Middle Principal Vicki Merritt, at right, and Bob Dill from Charles G. Monett III and Associates, present Kim Plumley with a certificate and check for classroom supplies.

Melissa Plumley of Sun Valley Middle is the February Hometown Hero for Union County Public Schools. She is the first middle school teacher to be recognized since the program began in the fall.

On the morning of Feb. 10, Plumley was asked to come down to the media center for morning announcements. She had no idea that she would be named Hometown Hero while the entire school was watching.

Principal Vicki Merritt and Bob Dill from Charles G. Monett III and Associates awarded her with a certificate and check for classroom supplies.

“I felt very honored when I was told about this award,” Plumley said. “I love teaching and this is a very proud and humbling experience for me.”

Plumley’s students were very excited to hear the announcement. She returned to a class full of cheers and smiles.

“She is always willing to help us,” a sixth-grader said.

“She makes learning fun for us,” said one of Ms. Plumley’s students.

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

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.

Each winning teacher 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: Feb 19, 2015 by Tahira Stalberte

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