Yancey Teacher of the Year Announced, Principals Recognized
At its regular monthly meeting on October 14th, The Yancey County Board of Education recognized Margot Atuk, 5th grade teacher at South Toe Elementary as Yancey County Schools Teacher of the Year 2013.
South Toe Principal Miranda Elkins introduced Ms. Atuk stating, “I did not know Ms. Atuk before I came to South Toe as principal but I figured out very quickly her goal in life is to truly make a difference in the lives of everyone she touches – not just the children – but everyone she touches.”
Of this recognition, Ms. Atuk stated, “There is no way that I could be standing here accepting this award without the support of the entire South Toe School Community, the students, the staff, my administrators and my school board. I am very honored and privileged to represent Yancey County Schools.” Atuk continued, “South Toe is a terrific community and Yancey County is an amazing place to work.”
Ms. Atuk will advance to the regional level of competition next week.
Also recognized were Yancey County Schools Principals for National Principals’ Month. Dr. Tipton presented each principal in attendance with a certificate stating, “We acknowledge that the job our principals do day in and day out every day just gets harder and harder. Our administrators have been very patient with all the duties that have been added to them and they continue to hang in there!”
School Board Chair Mike Orr added, “If it were not for our outstanding teachers and the leadership in our schools, Yancey County Schools would not see the successes that we do in student achievement every day.”