West Johnston High Career and Technical Education Teacher Amanda Fisher received the Champions for Student Success from the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
NCDPI recognized Fisher at an award luncheon on March 22 for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to student success, exemplifying leadership in education, and making a significant impact on students in NC.
Fisher is one of two teachers in the state who received the Champion for Student Success Award in 2017. According to NCDPI, teachers who receive the award must help guide students to reach their full potential, be an instructional leader who provides inspiration and support to students and staff, be a positive and active member of the community, and be an excellent communicator who advocates for the school and district.
West Johnston High alumna Veronica McLean, who now studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nominated Fisher for the award.
“An important aspect of Mrs. Fisher’s interactions with students is her natural ability to connect with them and understand what is needed for their individual success,” McLean said. “She also has the ability to provide just the right amount of structure yet allow the student some independence whether it be in the classroom, on the tennis court, or in one of her many clubs.”
In addition to teaching, Fisher also serves as the adviser for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), JoCo Teen Drivers, and is the coach of the girl’s tennis team at West Johnston High.