District Commander Heavlin presented the North Carolina Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award yesterday to Ms. B. A. Byerly of Grady A. Brown Elementary School.
The award presentation was held at the monthly school faculty meeting where Ms. Byerly received her award before the faculty. Orange County School Superintendent Patrick Rhodes was also in attendance. Junior Vice Commander Ed Gill and his wife, Karen, represented Post 9100.
It was a delightful event and, from the published story today, the meeting continued as a tribute to Ms. Byerly. You could feel the pride and excitement that all the teachers. Ms. Byerly is well loved. Read local new story
This is the third time that our post has nominated a teacher who went on to win the Department of North Carolina Teacher of the Year Award. One of them, Bill Melega of Chapel Hill High School, went on to win national honors.
We are proud to support this very important program, as it gives us an opportunity to encourage and motivate local teachers by honoring them through personal recognition.