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University Recognizes Teachers of the Year


May 31, 2013



Averett University is proud to announce that 23 of its education graduates were named "Educator of the Year" for 2012-13 in their respective school systems. Alumni from six different school systems and two private schools were recognized May 15 during a special event at the home of Averett President Dr. Tiffany Franks.

Teachers from the Danville Public Schools who were recognized were Susan L. Appleton '96 from I.W. Taylor Elementary School; Rhonda M. Harris '04 from Glenwood Elementary; David L. Lee '99 from W.W. Moore Detention Home; Amber D. Lowery '04, '11 from Woodrow Wilson Elementary; Jamesha L. Petty '03 from Northside Preschool; Debra J. Rojas '92, '04 from Forest Hills Elementary; and Teresa C. Whitmire '80, '86 from O.T. Bonner Middle School.

Those from Pittsylvania County Public Schools who were recognized are Stacey R. Boswell '96 of Brosville Elementary; Sydney C. Edwards '04, '07 from Union Hall Elementary; Betty A. Guy '94 from Kentuck Elementary; Shannon N. Louhoff '06 from Stony Mill Elementary; Toni F. Morris '86 from the Pittsylvania Career & Technical Center; Martha M. Scearce '68, '72 from Chatham Elementary; and Beverly A. White '82 from Tunstall High.

Alumni from two schools in the Martinsville City Public School were recognized – Roxanne F. Collins '86 from Patrick Henry Elementary; and Devon Wall '06, '09 from Martinsville High.

Three alumni who work in the Henry County Public Schools were recognized. Rebekah J. Flora '04 from Stanleytown Elementary; Shonna L. Pilson '02 from Rich Acres Elementary; and Brenda L. Radford '07 from Laurel Park Middle.

Kimberley Thompson-Hairston '09 from Rockingham Early College High School in Rockingham County, N.C.; Jessica D. Jones '07, '12 from. N.L. Dillard Middle School in Caswell County, N.C.; Errol D. Morton '84 from Epiphany Episcopal School; and Debra C. Rawley '79 from Sacred Heart School were also recognized.

Averett is proud of its graduates and congratulates those listed above for their outstanding achievements in the field of education.