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Congratulations Ms. Stanley!

Ms. Stanley holding her awards plaque

Ashie Stanley Selected as ECU’s Clinical Teacher of the Year

Ms. Ashie Stanely, 3rd grade teacher at Beulaville Elementary School has been selected from a pool of 62 candidates as the first recipient of East Carolina University’s Clinical Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Stanley received her award at the recent Latham Schools Network Clinical Teacher Conference in Greenville. Prizes included a $150.00 Amazon gift card, along with ECU gifts and a plaque.

Holly Heath Fales, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Educator Preparation, shared the reason for creating the Clinical Teacher of the Year award was to show appreciation for Clinical Teachers and the vital role that they play in the development of  teacher candidates. “The nominations confirmed what we know to be true, our clinical teachers are guiding, modeling, and mentoring our interns to be successful teachers and making a positive and lasting impact.” As part of the nomination process, student interns were given the opportunity to nominate their Clinical Teacher for outstanding mentorship, teaching, and advocacy for students. 

Student intern, Ms. Theresa Pickett nominated Ms. Stanley, and wrote, “Mrs. Stanley is an advocate who finds or creates ways to educate students and her community.  She is actively taking more classes to teach students about science.  She is currently planning a 2-day school activity called Cultural Tour that invites the community out for fun, food, and entertainment.  She also tutors 6-8 grade students in the program, Talent Search, 3 days a week.  In addition, she is part of the Schools in Parks program, a state-wide initiative of North Carolina State Parks to ensure that every public school student in the state has a meaningful learning experience in a state park by the time of graduation. Mrs. Stanley’s contribution to education goes beyond the classroom and the community.”

Mr. Robert Ross, Principal at Beulaville Elementary School, shared, “Ms. Stanley is that teacher that you can count on. She comes to work every day with a positive attitude, looking to make a difference. She works hard inside and outside of the classroom every day, and she's not afraid to do the extra. She takes pride in her job and wants to be the best.”

Congratulations Ms. Stanley on this outstanding accomplishment!