Erwin Middle Teacher of the Year 2020

Teacher of the Year - Ms. King
Posted on 01/22/2020

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My name is Mrs. Tori King, and I am a fifth-year educator at Erwin Middle School. I am deeply grateful I got the opportunity to teach in this school five years ago and even more humbled to be receiving its distinguished honor of Teacher of the Year. I am an Erwin High School alumna from the Class of 2011, and my dream was to give back to the community that welcomed and embraced me during my adolescence. So, when I graduated from Western Carolina University with my teaching degree, my first and only application arrived on the doorstep of Erwin Middle. Since then, I have taught, comforted, counseled, laughed and cried with over 500 students. I hope my students have been impacted by my daily presence as much as I have been impacted by theirs. Teaching has been my dream since I was young, and no dream is ever worth letting go. I will continue to strive for excellence and be the role model I know my students need and deserve. I hope my students feel inspired to follow the course of their dreams and know that I am always there to support them in their endeavors.