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VIDEO: Meet the 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Tonight is the night! Triumphing over an exceptionally challenging year with hard work, tireless dedication, and creative problem solving, it all comes down to this: 13 educators from across Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will be participating live at the 2022 Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Beginning Teacher of the Year (BTOY) Virtual Celebration event, themed The Great Comeback: Defying All Odds to Educate Each Child. Who will be the winners?
 
Tune in to the virtual celebration Monday, September 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. on the district's YouTube channel to witness the announcement of the TOY and BTOY winners in real-time.
Kuristan Monroe from
Lewis Chapel Middle School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Susan Nazario from
John Griffin Middle School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Dawne Coker from
Cumberland Academy
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Rebecca Criste from
Stedman Elementary School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Angelina Bennett from
Ramsey Street High School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Erin Draughon from
Gray's Creek Elementary School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Deborah (Alison) Lemanski from
W.T. Brown Elementary School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Shameka Johnson from
South View High School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Justin Cains from
Cumberland Polytechnic High School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Daniel Smith from
Westover High School
Teacher of the Year Finalist


Lynda Jarmon from
E.E. Smith High School
Beginner Teacher of the Year Finalist


Jacob Gordner from
Cliffdale Elementary School
Beginner Teacher of the Year Finalist


Dorothy Howell from
Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle School
Beginner Teacher of the Year Finalist


Tune in to the virtual celebration Monday, September 13 at 5 p.m. on the district's YouTube channel to witness the announcement of the winners live.