Teacher of the Week: Denise Davis


CERRO GORDO, NC (WWAY) — Denise Davis is called encouraging, motivating and inspiring, but not by her students.  She was nominated by fellow teacher Christian Williams who says she is a wonderful mentor as well as an amazing teacher.

“She always has a smiling face when you walk in the door,” he says.

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Ms. Davis says it is important to help new teachers.  “When new teachers come,” she says, “I always try to show them that there are bad times and good times and there’s always tomorrow.  Tomorrow is always better than today.”

She has been teaching at Cerro Gordo Elementary School for quite a while and although the subjects have changed, she still wants her students to know “school helps students become what they want to be in life.”

Her best piece of advice to all students is “Be yourself, stay out of trouble and enjoy every day of life because it is a short one.”