Semifinalists for 2021 Flame for Learning Award announced
The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce announced the 20 semifinalists for the Flame for Learning Award on March, 30.
Because of the importance of teachers in developing and educating children, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce adopted the Flame For Learning Award. Their goal is to support and elevate the teaching profession in the public schools. This award recognizes outstanding creativity and innovation in the classroom and nominees are selected strictly on merit, without regard to school or residence.
The 2021 Flame for Learning semifinalists represent 14 schools, showcasing great educators from all over Johnston County.
The 20 semifinalists are:
Carolyn Benner, Cleveland Middle Heather Best, River Dell Elementary Amanda Dauphinais, Innovation Academy at South Campus Amanda Everette, Four Oaks Middle Crystal Hardison, Clayton High Catherine Hoyt, South Smithfield Elementary Elisabeth Jones, Selma Elementary Bethany Jones, Smithfield-Selma High Kimberlie Jones, Riverwood Elementary Brian Jones, Smithfield-Selma High Kimberly Jorett, Clayton Middle Rachel Langdon, Clayton High LaChandle Nowling, West Clayton Elementary Allie Parrish, South Smithfield Elementary Janna Rogerson, Princeton Elementary Deborah Roll, Clayton Middle Madison Simerson, Four Oaks Elementary Shannon Smithies, Selma Elementary Mary Beth Thompson, Four Oaks Middle Jennifer Vogel, Riverwood Middle
The Flame for Learning Award is presented by Chick-fil-A of Smithfield. Through a nomination process, teachers in Johnston County were invited to submit a "best idea or practice" used by that teacher. The winner of the Flame for Learning award will represent Johnston County in the regional competition.
Johnston County's Teacher of the Year will be named at the 27th Annual Triangle East Flame for Learning Award Ceremony on May 6th, 2021.