Teacher Assistant Carol Harper from Selma Elementary School was named this year’s Teacher Assistant of the Year at the Association’s annual banquet held Tuesday night. Harper said her recognition belonged to her school because her entire 20-plus year career has been spent at Selma Elementary, which she told the crowd she loved.
Teacher Assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction. Suzanne Mitchell is Principal of Selma Elementary School.
The announcement was made at the annual Johnston County Teacher Assistant banquet hosted on April 17 by the Johnston County Teacher Assistants Association; Lisa Soard serves as this year’s President. Themed, “Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out,” the banquet also included recognitions of the Teacher Assistant of the Year nominees, schools with 100 percent membership in the TA organization, and those who are retiring this year.
Shari Hem, West Clayton elementary
Kim Robitaille, Cooper Elementary
Ashley Hammon, Pine Level Elementary
Barbara Ivey, West View Elementary
Adrianna Manuel, Princeton Elementary
Corinna Steven, Polenta Elementary
Amy McDuffy, Riverwood Elementary
Michelle D. Frye, River Dell Elementary
Amy Adams, Benson Elementary
LaToya Bethea, Glendale-Kenly Elementary
Adriana M. Pena, Selma Middle
Sylvia Wallace, South Johnston High
Teresa Fiske, Four Oaks Elementary
Amber Stephenson, Powhatan Elementary
Decarius Bryant, Smithfield-Selma High
Terry Witz, McGee’s Crossroads Elementary