Beth Sanderson named Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - It was a day to honor teachers in Pitt County, including one who got a really nice grand prize.

The annual Teacher of the Year ceremony was held Wednesday at the Rock Springs Center in Greenville. One teacher from six possible final candidates would be named Teacher of the Year and get a new vehicle.

Beth Sanderson, who teaches at STEM at Hope Middle School, was named 2017-18 Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year. Winning the honor comes with a 2017 Hyundai Sonata donated from the Pecheles Automotive Group in Greenville. Sanderson will get to drive the vehicle for one year.

"I'm so excited but so humbled to know that I'm representing a group of teachers in Pitt County Schools that are just so awesome," Sanderson said in her speech after being recognized. "I feel like I'm just a grain of sand among greatness."

Charles Branch of Chicod School was named the runner-up Teacher of the Year. Also recognized at the luncheon were the Child Nutrition Manager of the Year, Adina Midgett of J.H. Rose High School; the Child Nutrition Employee of the Year, Patricia Henry of Wintergreen Intermediate; Transportation Employee of the Year, Linda Perry; Custodian of the Year, Cedric Blow of North Pitt High; Office Employee of the Year, Charlene Hill of W.H. Robinson Elementary; and Teacher Assistant of the Year, Candace Hines of Pactolus School.

Click here to see more photos from the presentation and ceremony.

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