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Hoover 2013 Teacher of the Year Anson
Ellen Anson, Elementary Teacher of the Year
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Hoover 2013 Teacher of the Year Craig Thompson
Craig Thompson, Secondary Teacher of the Year
In December, Hoover City Schools named Ellen Anson the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Craig Thompson the Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Anson has been teaching for 39 years and received her education from the University of West Florida and A&M University. She currently teaches in Rocky Ridge Elementary School’s multi-handicapped, self-contained classroom.
Thompson has been teaching for 13 years since receiving his education from Tulane University and the University of Montevallo. He has spent the last decade with Hoover City Schools. He is currently Spain Park High School’s instructor for 10th-grade AP U.S. history and the Spain Park Law Academy.
An educator captures Teacher of the Year honors through faculty, staff and administration nominations. It represents the highest honor within a school.
“Being selected by your peers for excellence is an incredible honor,” Superintendent Andy Craig said. “We are fortunate to have high-quality teachers throughout our school system.”
HCS Teachers of the Year are put forward as State Board of Education District IV candidates for the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program, administered by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Department of Education.
“It’s always an honor to recognize our teachers,” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Melody Greene said. “Teachers are the catalysts for learning; it’s not just a profession, it’s a vocation.”
– Submitted by Jason Gaston, Hoover City Schools