Barber chosen as finalist for NCCAT Career Technical Education teacher of the year

Published 11:29 am Monday, October 3, 2022

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Polk County High School agriculture teacher Chauncey Barber has been named one of 24 finalists for the first North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Career Technical Education Teacher of the Year award.


Teachers from across North Carolina were selected as finalists in honor of their dedication, innovation and ability to inspire students to achieve.

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The award is scheduled to be presented on Thursday at the Bardo Center on the Western Carolina University campus. The finalists will be at the NCCAT campus in Cullowhee for professional development the week of Oct. 3-7.


“Each day in schools, career and technical education teachers inspire and guide students to important future careers and roles in society,” said NCCAT Executive Director M. Brock Womble. “Taking time to honor excellent career and technical education educators across our state through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 NC CTE Teacher of the Year program is important, as we are continually striving to elevate the teaching profession and emphasize the significance of the work they do every day.


“Congratulations to these finalists and the school districts they represent. We look forward to having them with us for a week of professional development and a special night to honor the teaching profession.”