Cumming educator honored as Teacher of the Year

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CUMMING, Ga. — Carrington Academy Midway recently announced Kathy Shelden has been named Preschool Teacher of the Year by Carrington Academy’s parent organization, Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

Shelden was nominated for the national award by the school’s principal, executive director, fellow teachers and students› parents. The award was formally presented to Shelden at NLCI’s national principal conference.

Shelden is recognized for her dedication to her students and desire for teaching. Shelden incorporates emotional and social skills into her lessons to prepare her students for real-world experiences, and aims to create a well-rounded classroom by focusing on character education. Shelden has also made her classroom a space for students to evolve and gain knowledge through interactive classroom activities.

NLCI’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes teachers who stand out by demonstrating a strong commitment to inspire, motivate and educate students and staff. Along with the title Preschool Teacher of the Year and the all-expenses-paid trip to the national conference in Atlantic City, N.J., Shelden received a cash award and a round-trip airline ticket to anywhere in the U.S.

Shelden has been with Carrington Academy for five years, and has served as lead teacher in the school’s Pre-K 2 program. She has a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans.


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