Union Elementary teacher Tara Cumbee named VFW NC Teacher of the Year

first_img Cumbee has been teacher in Brunswick county for 14 years.  She is also a two-time WWAY Teacher of the week!Union principal Vickie Smith says Cumbee is an “amazing teacher who goes above and beyond to engage her students and make learning fun,”Cumbee leads activities such as the Science Olympiad and the Running Club and organizes the 5th grade trip to Washington D.C.Related Article: UNCW trustees discuss possibility of alcohol sales at sporting eventsShe is a graduate of South Brunswick High School and earned her teaching degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  She concentrates on experiences for students which emphasize the US military and government in history and present-day. Lessons include Bring a Vet to School Day, Breakfast for Veterans, Veteran’s Day Wall of Honor, and Christmas Cards for a Veteran“I am surrounded by a sea of teachers that have an overwhelming sense of pride in our country,” Cumbee says.  “As the daughter of an Army Veteran and a daughter-in-law of a Navy Veteran, I’m so appreciative of the support of our United States Military and thankful for a chance to share that through lessons aligning to our history lessons in school.”The official presentation of the award will be at the VFW NC Convention Banquet in Cary, NC February 2.She will be joined by Colonel Joseph Calisto of West Brunswick High School, who brings home the award in the High School category. Teresa Cumbee, VFW NC Teacher of the Year. Elementary Division SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Union Elementary School teacher Tara Cumbee is the VFW NC Teacher of the Year in the Elementary School category.  She is the second Brunswick county teacher to be named this year.“To be nominated for VFW NC Teacher of the Year in itself is a great honor,” Cumbee says “but to be awarded the Elementary VFW Teacher of the Year is very humbling.”- Advertisement – last_img read more