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Shiloh Elementary teacher is named May ‘Hometown Hero’
Shiloh Elementary’s Carrie Ganc is the Hometown Hero for May. The fifth-grade teacher was recognized on May 7 during Teacher Appreciation Week.
She and her students were quietly working in the classroom when school administrators and a representative from Charles G. Monnett III and Associates interrupted with the announcement.
Ms. Ganc’s students began to cheer and congratulate her on winning the monthly award.
“I am shocked,” she said. “It’s nice to feel recognized for the hard work we do every day.”
Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, the law firm has honored teachers in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union counties for their service in public education. This is the last UCPS recognition for the year.
Ganc has been teaching for 12 years—all at Shiloh Elementary.
“Ms. Ganc is very nice,” said one of her students. “She helps us a lot and she keeps us organized.”
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: May 14, 2015 by Deb Coates Bledsoe