is Lee Early College's
Teacher of the Year
Lee Early College rookie, Lara Howard
, has been selected as Teacher of the Year, 2008-09.
Howard tied with Biology teacher (and soon-to-be- first-time mother) Jenny Maczo and seasoned English teacher Cindy Wilson, both first year LEC teachers.
"The best experience of my teaching career is being selected by my students to receive this honor," Howard
"It is rewarding for my students to acknowledge my passion and commitment."
Howard is a Lee County High School graduate, obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education and secured her masters in Education from Campbell University.
is in her
fifth year of teaching; this is her
first year at LEC
previously ruled classrooms at Pinecrest and Lee Senior High Schools
then took a three year hiatus to be an admission counselor for Central Carolina Community College
"My philosophy of education centers on personalization; students must believe that you care for them before they will commit to you and your class," Howard