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2017-18 District Teacher of the Year

August 24, 2017

Stokes County Schools is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Becky Patterson, Math Teacher at South Stokes High School.

Mrs. Patterson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Math Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patterson has taught for 20 years and 16 of those years have all been at South Stokes High School. She previously taught at North Forsyth High School and Eastern Alamance High School.

Patterson is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, International Society for Key Women Educators and the Professional Educators of North Carolina.

She presents at many district, regional and state professional development conferences and is considered a leader in mathematics instruction as well as excellence in teaching. Mrs. Patterson has helped lead curriculum development and alignment for mathematics. She supports beginning teachers in the profession at her school and across the district.

Patterson students' have received high growth in Math I End of Course state assessments for several years. She has been nominated for State recognition as Outstanding Mathematics Teacher and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Patterson will tell you her goal is to help those students who have not been successful know she cares about them and will do whatever it takes so they can become successful. "Students need to know we, as educators, care about them." Students who were scared of math entering her classroom, leave her classroom no longer scared of math. They have the tools they need to be confident and successful.

She will go on to compete in the Wells Fargo regional competition in October.

Mrs. Patterson resides in Walnut Cove and is married to Britt. They have two children, Tyler and Sydney.

Becky Patterson 2017-18 District Teacher of the Year

2017-18 District Teacher of the Year
Becky Patterson, Math Teacher, South Stokes High School

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Becky Patterson and Dr. Brad Rice

From left to right: Becky Patterson, 2017-18 District Teacher of the Year and Dr. Brad Rice, Superintendent

Becky Patterson Family

From left to right: John and Jo Hunter (Becky's parents); Tony George, Assistant Superintendent; Tyler (Becky's son); Britt (Becky's husband); Becky Patterson; Sydney (Becky's daughter); Dr. Brad Rice, Superintendent; Johnna Cheek, Principal, South Stokes High School; and Doug Rose, Director of 6-12/Career & Technical Education.