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Northwood's Philip Little named Regional Teacher of the Year

Posted Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Pittsboro, NC - On Friday morning, December 12, it was announced that Phillip Little is the 2008-2009 Piedmont Triad/Central Region Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made at Northwood High School with the Class of 2009 as an audience. Little’s family, some Northwood staff, Board of Education members, and central office staff were also in attendance as the announcement was made.

“We try every day to give our best to the students. It’s about making sure that every day you are improving,” commented Little.

“We are very proud of you, Mr. Little, and this is very well deserved,” said Superintendent Robert Logan during the presentation.

The regional recognition comes with a $5,000 monetary award and an additional $200 voucher from AT&T. Danny Holloman, Section Chief, NC Center for Recruitment, Retention, Recognition & Professional Advancement, announced the award and presented Little with a certificate. Chuck Green, Regional Director, External Affairs, AT&T, presented Little with the AT&T voucher.

Little will now be one of nine teachers across the state to compete for the AT&T Teacher of the Year, which will be announced during a dinner banquet on Tuesday, May 5. Regional teachers of the year will go through an interview process between now and May.

Little has taught at Northwood since February of 1998. He is the current Northwood and Chatham County Teacher of the Year. He is the Northwood social studies department chair, has worked with the wrestling program, and is serves as a mentor to new teachers.

“Research shows that the quality of teachers is the single most important factor in student achievement,” said Holloman in his remarks.

“Phillip is outstanding in every sense of the word. Northwood is full of outstanding teachers and Phillip is one of the best of the best,” noted Chris Blice, Principal of Northwood High School.

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