Meredith Alumna Named Wake Teacher of the Year
Meredith College alumna Elizabeth Loftis Plotkin, ’06, is the 2010 Teacher of the Year for Wake County. The award was announced on May 13.
Plotkin teaches kindergarten at Fuller Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C. Her prizes include a laptop computer, classroom supplies and a cash award. Plotkin will now compete in the statewide teacher of the year competition.
Plotkin was a Teaching Fellow at Meredith College, where she earned a degree in child development and birth-kindergarten teaching licensure.
The News & Observer ran an additional feature about Plotkin on May 15. Click here to read the article.
Plotkin is the most recent Meredith graduate to be recognized for teaching excellence. On May 5, alumna Jennifer Facciolini, ’98, was named the 2010-11 AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year. Facciolini teaches social studies at Sampson County’s Midway High School in Newton Grove. She was a Teaching Fellow at Meredith College, where she earned a major in American civilization and social studies licensure. She has taught for 11 years.
For more information on the education program at Meredith, visit www.meredith.edu/education.