Elementary teacher recognized with two awards

Oct 14, 2013
Fifth Grade Teacher, Amanda Northrup, with some of her students, Turner Henline, Cameron Waters, Owen Brubaker and Hannah Grace Shipman.

Amanda Northrup, fifth-grade teacher at Riverbend Elementary, has been honored with two awards for excellence in teaching.

She was recognized by her alma mater, UNC-Greensboro, with a UNCG School of Education Alumni Achievement Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes alumni that have earned state, national or international distinction in their career.

This award stems from Northrup earning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching back in April 2011.

Northrup will be recognized for this UNCG Alumni Award during the Awards Celebration on Oct. 26, 2013, in the UNCG School of Education Building.

Additionally, Northrup has been chosen to receive the District 8 Outstanding

Elementary Teacher Award presented by the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA).

District 8 includes 16 counties in western North Carolina. Ms. Northrup will be presented her award and an engraved plaque on November 7, during the 2013 NSTA/NCSTA Area Conference in Charlotte.

Northrup has spent her entire teaching career at Riverbend Elementary, and

began her 11th year of teaching there this fall.

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” she said. “It is only possible because of my incredible colleagues and students.”

Riverbend’s principal, Mrs. Jill Chambers, said Northrup is very deserving of both awards.

“ She has a passion to help her students and other teachers reach their highest potential. Riverbend is very proud to have her as part of our staff,” Chambers said.