Twenty teachers have been selected for the 2018 Johnston County Schools Flame For Learning Award.
The 20 semi-finalists were selected out of 258 outstanding educators across the county nominated for the prestigious award.
Kelly Bradshaw- South Johnston High
Alexandra Canady- Powhatan Elementary
LiAnn Cheong- Riverwood Elementary
Lindsey Dotzel- South Johnston High School
Tracy Finch- Riverwood Middle
Erin Haskins- Riverwood Middle
Gardner Johnson- Innovation Academy
Bethany Jones- Smithfield-Selma High School
Morgan Jones- Micro Elementary
Jennifer Medlin- Riverwood Elementary
Danielle Reichard- Powhatan Elementary
Mary Catherine Roberts- Powhatan Elementary
Tinkia Ruffin- Selma Middle School
Christina Nait Saidi- Wilson’s Mills Elementary
Lori Sharpe- McGee’s Crossroads Elementary
Stacey Sharron- Riverwood Elementary
Kimberly Smith- Riverwood Elementary
Jennifer Thorne- Clayton Middle School
Brian VanDerlaske- West Johnston High School
Allen Williams- West Johnston High
The Flame For Learning Award recognizes outstanding creativity and innovation in the classroom and nominees are selected strictly on merit, without regard to the school or residence.
The recipient is named the Johnston County Schools Teacher of the Year and will represent Johnston County Public Schools in the NC Teacher of the Year competition. An awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00pm at The Farm in partnership with the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce.