Hundley named countywide Teacher of the Year
Last week, as Sally Hundley stood in front of a room filled with local principals and fellow teachers, she couldn’t hold back the tears. Hundley who teaches at Bethel Middle School, had just been named Haywood County's newest Teacher of the Year.
“I’m so proud to represent Haywood County,” Hundley said, still choked up. “I love the county and the places we are going. It is my pleasure, thank you.”
Hundley received applause and a standing ovation as she made her way through the crowd to hug her family, who had surprised her during the ceremony.
Fifteen other teachers were recognized as a teacher of the for each individual schools during the luncheon, which was held Sept. 12 at the Laurel Ridge Country Club.
The other 2013-14 Teachers of the Year include Jennifer Rigdon of Bethel Elementary, Norma Warren of Canton Middle, Valerie Guyer of Central Haywood High, Deb Jones of Haywood Early College, Paula Nichols at Jonathan Valley Elementary, Stephanie Reinhardt at Meadowbrook Elementary, Stephanie Kuykendall of Pisgah High School, Jennifer Smathers at Tuscola High School, Gail Noland of Central Elementary, Deah Branson of Clyde Elementary, Stephanie Ott of Hazelwood Elementary, Amy Kilgore of Junaluska Elementary, Lisa Holland of North Canton Elementary, Sandra Ross of Riverbend Elementary, Jennifer Mehaffey of Waynesville Middle.