NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A teacher from Laney High School is one of nine finalist beating out 95,000 other teachers vying for NC Teacher of the Year.
School officials announced Friday that Melissa Gillespie won the Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year, putting her in the running for the state award.
Gillespie is a social studies teacher at Laney and began teaching in 2003. She was shocked and honored by the news.
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