Brunswick County teachers recognized at NC Council for the Social Studies conference

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Tara Cumbee
Ms. Tara Cumbee, Teacher at Union Elementary was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year. (Courtesy of Brunswick County Schools)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Two talented teachers from Brunswick County Schools left their mark during the recent conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS).

Paige Garza-NCCSS President Elect
Ms. Paige Garza (Courtesy of Brunswick County Schools)

Ms. Tara Cumbee, fourth grade teacher at Union Elementary School was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

As the NCCSS winner of the 2017 Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Ms. Cumbee was presented an award check for $500 at the annual state-wide social studies conference luncheon. Additionally, she was asked to join the NCCSS executive board as an honorary member for the 2017-2018 school year. She will have the opportunity to work with the board at the state level to be the voice for social studies educators.

At the same conference Ms. Paige Garza, social studies teacher at South Brunswick High School was elected President Elect of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS). Ms. Garza will serve a total of six years: two years as president elect, two as president, and then two as past president (adviser).

Brunswick County Schools commend Ms. Cumbee and Ms. Garza for their leadership and passion. Our students benefit everyday from your commitment to your profession both inside and outside your classrooms!

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