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