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Hear from Elizabeth Felts about the inspiration of students beyond the classroom at New Hanover County Schools.

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Meet Elizabeth Felts

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The best asset of New Hanover County Schools is the teacher leaders who dedicate their lives to making this a great district for each and every student. I am constantly in awe of so many teachers across the district who are innovative, persistent, collaborative, and purposeful. I love learning from fellow teachers on ways to empower students, families, and other staff and how to create more positive and equitable school cultures.

Teaching

  • 9th Grade English 1 Teacher, 11th and 12th Grade Honors Service Learning

Education

  • Calvin College

Awards

  • New Hanover County Schools Educator of the Year, 2020-2021
  • 9th/10th Grade Bridge Program Curriculum Creator and Facilitator, August 2018-2020
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Nominee, Education, 2019
  • New Hanover County Schools Equity Workgroup, July 2019-present
  • Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Impact Award Winner, Education, 2018
  • Beginning Teacher Mentor, 2018-present
  • WILMA Magazine Women to Watch Nominee, Education, 2018
  • North Carolina Service Learning Coalition, board member and co-chair, 2018-present
  • New Hanover County Schools Emerging Leaders Program, Vision Casting Team co-chair, September 2017-present
  • Honors Service Learning Curriculum Creator and Facilitator, February 2014-present
  • Beginning Teacher Promise of Leadership Award, 2012-2013

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

My students are who inspire me to teach day-in and day-out. They amaze me with their resilience, insight, and desire to make a difference. I work as hard as I can in order to provide them the learning opportunities that they deserve to have. I love seeing them wrestle with a question, spark a conversation, help one another, consider new ideas, and use their gifts and talents to change the world. I love their joy, excitement, and laughter, and that motivates me to try to create more moments of that throughout the school year. I am also supremely inspired when I see what they have done beyond my classroom. I love hearing updates on the educational and career paths that they have selected, and I try to stay connected to many of my former students. When they tell me that they still think of something we talked about or did in my class, then I remember that I am planting seeds that I may never see bloom but are worth planting every day.

New Hanover County Schools by the numbers

  • 1,705

    Dedicated Teachers

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