Armour selected as ECPS Teacher of the Year

Armour is beginning her fifth year as a Career and Technical Education teacher at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. Previously, she taught for seven years in Maryland.


Armour was selected out of a pool of fourteen teachers who were nominated for this award. Teachers from each of the district’s fourteen schools were named teachers of the year to represent their respective schools.


“I am honored and humbled to represent such an amazing team of teachers in Edgecombe County Public Schools as our district Teacher of the Year. It is my hope as I serve in this position to further the impact of ECPS on our community and celebrate the many accomplishments of our students & staff,” said Armour.


She will now compete in the regional process against teachers in surrounding counties who, like ECPS, are in the North Central Region. The selected candidate will compete in the state process to be named as North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year.


Teachers are recommended for this honor by their colleagues and each school chooses one teacher to represent the school at the district level. Those selected submit portfolios which are evaluated by a panel of community members and educators, basing their scores from a rubric. The top five candidates participated in an interview process and these individuals were also scored. From here, the person with the highest score is named Teacher of the Year.


2016 School Level Teachers of the Year

G.W. Bulluck Elementary School – Cindy Lamm

G.W. Carver Elementary School – Terin Chapman

Coker-Wimberly Elementary School – Annette Kent

Edgecombe Early College High School – Brittany White

Martin Millennium Academy – Erica Sharpe

North Edgecombe High School – Martha Cepeda-Hartley

Phillips Middle School – Angela Lloyd

Princeville Elementary School – Jenee Brewer

South Edgecombe Middle School – Ed Scanlan

SouthWest Edgecombe High School – Shelley Armour

Stocks Elementary School – Lisa Oakley

Tarboro High School – Shavon Brown

West Edgecombe Middle School – Tammy Joyner