UNC Charlotte Alumna Named NC Virtual Public School Teacher of the Year

Date Published: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Teryn Odom has been named the 2017 North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) Teacher of the Year. NCVPS is the nation’s second largest state-led virtual school with over 55,000 enrollments from all 115 school districts and many charter schools.  NCVPS selects one teacher from a group of three finalists to represent the school as its Teacher of the Year. "All the finalists exemplified the highest degree in their commitment to student success, knowledge and skills as professional educators, and dedication to the NCVPS online program," said NCVPS in a news release. 

“Over the past years, I have watched Teryn grow professionally with NCVPS from being just an online teacher to curriculum and instructional leader for the Spanish team,” says Ellen Hart, NCVPS World Languages Director. “It has been a true honor to have someone who I can depend on giving me honest and reflective feedback to discussions. I value Teryn’s insight and talent that she brings each and every day to NCVPS.”

Odom attended UNC Charlotte on a Teaching Fellows scholarship and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Spanish with a licensure to teach.