Four Gaston County Schools employees captured the school system’s most coveted honors during this year’s Evening of Excellence awards program.
York Chester Middle School band instructor Julian Wilson was named the Wells Fargo Gaston County Teacher of the Year and Torben Ross of Grier Middle School earned the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year recognition. They will represent Gaston County in the regional Teacher and Principal of the Year competitions.
Jodi Edwards of Woodhill Elementary received the Assistant Principal of the Year award and Jim Parks, executive director of auxiliary services, was chosen the Central Office Administrator of the Year.
As longtime sponsor of the recognition program, Wells Fargo awarded the Teacher and Principal of the Year a handcrafted Wells Fargo Bank Educator Apple and $1,250 to use for professional advancement. Each Principal and Teacher of the Year finalist received $250 to use for professional advancement.
The Evening of Excellence program pays tribute to the school system’s most outstanding teachers, administrators and certified support staff for their exceptional leadership and many contributions. The award nominees, finalists and recipients are among the top public school employees in the state.
Thank you for being such wonderful educators, exemplary role models and caring people. We honor you and we pay tribute to you for your outstanding and immeasurable contributions to the children of Gaston County.
To view the Evening of Excellence program, please click here.