Wilmington music teacher gets state award for work-based learning

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Dr. Amanda Taylor (Photo: New Hanover County Schools)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington teacher has received a state award to expand her education and help students in music literacy.

Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) announced the first recipients of the Governor’s Educator Discovery Award.

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Seth Hardison, Amanda Hoke, of Wilmington, and Emily Warnke will each receive a $1,000 award to help them pursue professional development opportunities.

“Teaching is a challenging, inspiring career, and North Carolina’s hardworking educators deserve the opportunity to pursue specialized training and professional development,” Gov. Cooper said. “This award will serve both our educators and students by connecting them to future career opportunities and exhilarating enrichment activities.”

The Governor’s Educator Discovery Award was granted to the following recipients:



Seth Hardison, visual design in career and technical education (CTE) teacher at Green Hope High School in Cary. Hardison will use his Educators Discovery Award to attend Adobe MAX—The Creativity Conference in Los Angeles, where he will learn more about the software in his curriculum and collaborate with developers, designers and other educators from around the county.

Amanda Hoke, music teacher at Forest Hills Global Elementary School in Wilmington. Hoke will participate in the Carolina Kodály Institute at Lenoir Rhyne University. This opportunity will support Forest Hill’s commitment to music literacy and intercultural engagement.

Emily Warnke, teacher at Winget Park Elementary School in Charlotte. She will attend the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2019 Conference to learn how to revolutionize technology in the classroom.

The Governor’s Educator Discovery Award was created to support North Carolina educators in their professional development at all phases of their careers. The award provides a stipend of up to $1,000 for preK-12 traditional public and public charter school teachers to pursue a professional development experience of their choosing.

Learn more about the Governor’s Educator Discovery Awards or submit an application here.