June 22, 2024 1:43 pm
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Local Educator Honored as Nash County Teacher of the Year

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Jasmine Wilson, a dedicated science teacher at Nash Rocky Mount Early College High School, has been named Nash County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Wilson, who holds a degree in biomedical sciences from N.C. Wesleyan University, pursued a nontraditional path to education and has spent the last seven years inspiring her students to exceed their expectations. Her commitment to education was celebrated at the Nash County Educators of the Year awards banquet, held during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

In addition to Wilson’s accolade, the ceremony honored Principal of the Year Leon Dupree of Rocky Mount Middle School, Assistant Principal of the Year Melissa Denton of Nashville Elementary School, and the first district-wide Teacher Assistant of the Year, Twana Renee Daniels of Williford Elementary School. Dupree, who has led his school through the challenges of the pandemic, credited his staff, students, and community for their support. The event highlighted the vital role educators play in shaping the future and recognized their dedication and impact on students’ lives.