Stacey Whitlow was named Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year during the school’s end-of-the-year gathering on Tuesday, June 7.
Whitlow said she was honored to have been chosen as teacher of the year from what she believes is an excellent staff of educators.
“There are so many good people here,” she said, adding that she was overwhelmed to have been the one “picked out of a staff that is working so hard.”
Before college, Whitlow said, she had never considered teaching. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate had planned to attend Georgetown University and then work with the Central Intelligence Agency. A Teaching Fellows scholarship made the difference in her career choice. She now says she loves her profession.
“I never know what will face me each day,” she said. “The kids keep me in stitches and every day is a surprise.”
Whitlow has taught freshman and sophomore English at RCS for two years. She has a total of 20 years’ teaching experience.
She has been instrumental in the successful Bulldogs Care project in which students and teachers plan community service activities and go out into the community four afternoons each school year to help with projects that aid the needy, churches, other schools, the environment and city beautification.