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Kensington teacher is first Hometown Hero of new school year

Tammy Rollins of Kensington Elementary receives a $250 check for classroom supplies from Charles G. Monett III and Associates after being named the September 2015 Hometown Hero.

Tammy Rollins of Kensington Elementary was named the September Hometown Hero for Union County Public Schools.

She is the first winner for the 2015-16 school year. Rollins, a third-grade teacher, was recognized during a surprise presentation on Sept. 15 in her classroom. She received a $250 check for classroom supplies from Charles G. Monett III and Associates. Her class will also receive a pizza party.

“I am shocked and overwhelmed,” Rollins said. “You don’t expect this to happen when you come to school. You just come in and do your job.”

Rollins has been teaching for 19 years. She has also taught at Walter Bickett and Porter Ridge elementary schools.

“Mrs. Rollins’ care for the children, her patience and her drive for excellence are evident in everything that she does,” said Dr. Rachel Clarke, principal at Kensington Elementary. “She is beloved by her students and well respected by her colleagues.”

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, Chief Communications Officer
Posted: Sep 16, 2015 by Deb Bledsoe

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