Teacher of the Year
2021 Teacher of the Year Award—Regina Lee
Mrs. Regina Lee is the Gifted and Talented teacher at Vernon Center Middle School.
In her speech, she reflected on how the words of teachers impacted her as she worked her way through school:
When she arrived in the school system, she did not speak any English, and that teacher connected with her through projects.
“I think you can do harder work than what we are giving you in this class… I’m going to find out what I can do about it.” - 5th grade teacher
“You have the right to read whatever you want, and to decide for yourself what you think about it.”
7th grade science teacher
“Your writing is delightful, but your spelling is frightful!” - 10th grade English teacher