Katie Brown, a sixth grade English language arts teacher at Pamlico County Middle School, was named Teacher of the Year for Pamlico County Schools.
Brown was selected from four nominees that represented each school in the district. Brown lives locally with her husband and daughter.
Brown has been teaching for 15 years and is entering her fifth year teaching ELA at Pamlico County Middle School in sixth grade.
She joined the PCMS faculty in 2018 after serving in a similar role at her previous district where she taught K3 and worked as an academically or intellectually gifted, AIG, and science, technology, engineering and math, STEM, coordinator before coming to North Carolina.
She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Penn State University fulfilling a lifelong dream of working with children.
Brown says that the outstanding administration she’s worked with throughout her time at PCMS has truly defined her journey.
When asked to give an example of what makes working in Pamlico County Schools special, Brown added, “I really think the family atmosphere - how supportive everybody is of everybody. Everybody is so willing to step in and help out.”
The next step in the Teacher of the Year program is the regional selection process. The top six teachers, based on an evaluation of the teachers' portfolio submissions, will be invited to an interview to select the regional Teacher of the Year. Regional winners will then go on to compete for N.C. Teacher of the Year.