WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Amber Meares is following a family tradition of teaching young minds. Her mother, Hilda Meares, is also a teacher and is an inspiration for her.
The new WWAY Michael and Son Teacher of the Week says her mother “has been in education for 20 years, It’s what made me want to be an educator.” She adds her mother’s “empathy and caring nature” are the key to her success and make her “want to have an impact.”
Meares works at North Whiteville Academy in Columbus County. It is an alternative school where students focus on a return to regular school as well as a bright future. As a teacher there, Ms. Meares says she “wants them to learn to love to read and learn to love life.”
Her advice to all students is to “follow your heart.” She says she wants them to remember her and remember she cared deeply for them.
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