This is the seventh year of A Day Made Better, in which OfficeMax associates surprise 1,000 teachers in their classrooms with $1,000 each worth of school supplies. Carole Hegwood a first grade teacher at E.R. Dickson Elementary School was a recipient of the award for 2013-14.
Ms. Hegwood is an exceptional teacher who goes over and beyond the call of duty with her students on a daily basis. She frequently creates interactive lessons with her first grade students thereby engaging them in meaningful learning opportunities. Ms. Hegwood spends countless hours planning and preparing three-dimensional kinesthetic models for students to use in their learning process. She uses numerous resources from local arts and crafts stores to bring reading to life with her classroom creations. In addition, Ms. Hegwood incorporates music, song and dance into her classroom curriculum. She assists students make so many meaningful life connections. Ms. Hegwood has purchased several classroom supplies, music CDs and instructional resources out of her own pocket for the benefit of her students. Ms. Hegwood also spends several hours with students in her role as the sponsor of the school choir. Ms. Hegwood is nominated for her ability to reach and teach students and for her willingness to come to work every day with a pleasant demeanor despite health concerns. She is described by colleagues as a quiet hero who deserves to be recognized.
Congratulations Ms. Hegwood! Pictured below with her 1st grade class and Office Max representatives.
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