Rockingham County Education Foundation celebrated 10 years of dedication to increasing educational opportunities for county residents with a fundraiser bash that pulled in $46,000 in ticket sales and sponsorships this year.
More than 120 people attended the April 12 event at the Wright Memorial Event Center in Eden, where guests gathered for dinner, silent auctions, a live auction and a chance to honor the county’s top teachers.
Net proceeds from the event went to support the foundation’s mission and programs, including the Carolina College Advising Corps, which connects Rockingham County high school students with recent graduates of University of North Carolina. The young mentors are instrumental in helping high school students and their parents navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes.
Among those honored was Rockingham County Teacher of the Year Cheryl Yeatts, an art and photography teacher at Morehead High School.
Yeatts has spent more than half of her 31-year teaching career at Morehead High, where she has served as a department chair, academic challenge coach, new-teacher mentor and member of the school’s leadership team.
For more information on the Rockingham County Education Foundation, visit https://helprockinghamstudents.org/.
Here is the full list of the county schools’ 2018-19 teachers of the year:
Caitie Witherspoon, Bethany Elementary
Robyn Bondurant, Central Elementary
Susan Knight, Dillard Academy
Signe Holley, Douglass Elementary School
Amy Jamison, Draper Elementary
Elizabeth Smith Ferris, Huntsville Elementary
Julie Dooley, Leaksville-Spray Elementary School
Rebecca Martin, Lincoln Elementary
Maureen Funkhouser, Monroeton Elementary
Jessica Flynt, Dillard Academy
Holly Barrios, South End Elementary
Molithia Spencer, Stoneville Elementary
Kelsey Heiney, Wentworth Elementary
Amanda Cannon, Williamsburg Elementary
Elizabeth Leach, Holmes Middle
Manda Jackson, Reidsville Middle
Pamela Porter, Rockingham County Middle
Tiffany Finney, Western Rockingham Middle
Jennifer Flynt, McMichael High
Cheryl Yeatts, Morehead High
Vivian Moore, Reidsville High
Jason Turner, Rockingham County High
Stephanie Dickens, Rockingham Early College High