Daryle Adams named Kannapolis City Schools Teacher of the Year
KANNAPOLIS ó Daryle Adams, social studies teacher at A.L. Brown High School, has been named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year for the Kannapolis City Schools.
The announcement was made at the annual “Gold Star Award Banquet” this morning at The Club at Irish Creek. SunTrust Bank sponsored the event, which recognized Teacher of the Year winners from each school.
The annual winner is picked by a Teacher of the Year Selection Committee comprised of the previous year’s winner and runner-up, a district-level administrator and a mix of local educators and people from the community.
Adams has 13 years teaching experience, having earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Emory University and a bachelor of arts in social science and social studies education from the University of Northern Iowa. He is currently pursuing a master’s of education administration degree from Wingate University.
As this year’s winner, Adams will now be considered for the regional Teacher of the Year honor.
Sheryl Campbell, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Kannapolis Intermediate School, was named first runner-up.
Other Teacher of the Year finalists included Karleen Bainbridge, a kindergarten teacher at Shady Brook Elementary School; Alyson Gill, a first-grade teacher at Fred L. Wilson Elementary; Sandra Moore-Fernandez, a physical education teacher at Forest Park Elementary; Lou Mueller, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Kannapolis Middle School; Karin Owens, kindergarten teacher at Jackson Park Elementary; and Melissa Stanley, K-4 exceptional children’s teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.
John Bugaiski, the 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year for the school system, was one of the featured speakers at the awards breakfast.