Kristen Allen – 1st grade teacher at Douglass Academy – has been named teacher of the week by local station WWAY. A reporter for the station – Larry Aldridge – surprised Ms. Allen’s class with a camera crew and a big check for $200.00.
Kristen commented, “I am shocked and humbled to receive this award. Everyday I work as hard as I can to help my kids build a foundation for their future. Teaching is my passion. I love seeing the kids learn and grow over the year. That is reward enough for me!”
Carla Fisher, Headmaster of Douglass Academy, further sated, “Kristen brings dedication, joy and energy to her job every day. She is an integral member of the Douglass Academy family – we are so happy for her!!”
Located in downtown Wilmington at 6th and Red Cross Streets, Douglass Academy is in its fifth year as a school of choice having a program of classical education for kindergarten through 5th grade. With parents in North Carolina having the freedom to choose – tuition free – where their children are educated, Douglass Academy is a public charter school that draws nearly 200 students from the greater Wilmington community.
Douglass Academy is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. The schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Douglass Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school that welcomes all students, regardless of income, ability, or address, and provides free transportation and meal services. To learn more or enroll online, please visit www.douglassacademy.net.
You can view the segment with Teacher of the Week Kristen Allen here: