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from left: Leah Carper, 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year; Shea Bolick, 2023 Burroughs Wellcome North Carolina Northwest Teacher of the Year; Ashely Bandy, 2022 NC Burroughs Wellcome Northwest Teacher of the Year, and Dr. Don Phipps, Superintendent of the Caldwell County Schools

Bolick Named North Carolina Northwest Teacher of the Year

Shea Bolick, Spanish teacher at South Caldwell High School, has been selected as the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome North Carolina Northwest Teacher of the Year, one of nine regional finalists competing for the prestigious NC Teacher of the Year.
The announcement came as a surprise to Bolick during a schoolwide assembly held on Monday at South Caldwell High School in the gym.

The NC Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers at the school, regional, and statewide levels. After each school district selects its teacher of the year, they participate in the selection process at the regional level, which involves one of the eight educational service areas or charter schools in North Carolina. Then, each region selects its representative to move on to compete at the state level.
The best candidate to represent North Carolina is selected in accordance with national guidelines: a candidate who is dedicated and highly skilled and a candidate who has proven capable of inspiring students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.

Since 2013, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has partnered with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to honor North Carolina teachers. The state has recognized outstanding teachers through its Teacher of the Year program since 1970.