Ashley High School teacher named finalist for Regional Teacher of the Year honor


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County teacher has been named the best in southeastern North Carolina.

Angela Hewett, who is a Visual Arts teacher at Ashley High School and currently New Hanover County Schools Teacher of the Year, has been selected as one of the two finalists for the Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year, according to a news release.

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Cameron Gupton, an American History teacher at Greene Early College High School in Greene County, was also named a finalist after interviews this past week.  The Region 2 winner will be announced in December after classroom observations by a panel.

There are 12 school districts in the Southeast Region, which includes Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, and Wayne counties.  Winners from each of North Carolina’s eight regions (plus one Charter school region) will compete for the state Teacher of the Year honor, which will be announced in May.