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Meet Elizabeth Felts
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.
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.