Weaverville – Weaverville Elementary School recently named its Teacher of the Year. Earning the award this year is Carol Crayton, a second-grade teacher at the school.
“I have been at Weaverville Elementary School for 28 years,” Clayton told the Tribune. “I began as a teacher’s assistant and worked in that capacity for 16 years. During that time, I returned to college to complete my BA in Elementary Education. I began teaching second grade in 2008. I have spent my entire career with Buncombe County Schools.”
Clayton goes on to say, “I have always enjoyed working with children and knew, from an early age, that I wanted a career in elementary education. I was humbled and honored to be named Weaverville Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. I am surrounded by so many amazing educators that it was overwhelming to be chosen for this honor by my peers.”
“I love to teach with humor. Laughter is a big part of my classroom. My personal philosophy is that children learn best when they feel loved, accepted, and safe,” she explained. “I want my students to know that I am their educational guide, but that we are all learning together. I want them to believe that their questions are valuable and their voices are heard.”