Teacher of the Week: Barbara Brewer
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The first day of kindergarten can be stressful for both students and parents, but Barbara Brewer knows just how to make sure everyone ends up happy.
Brewer, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Leland, says she wants her little learners to feel safe and to know school is a nurturing place where learning is fun.
She is careful to call her students boys and girls to remind them they are little people who are about to be leaders. In fact she builds a community of leaders by emphasizing compliments and utilizing positive reinforcement.
When she is told her nomination calls her the best teacher there is she says the news brings tears to her eyes. because she thinks teaching is a joy!