This week's WITN Teacher of the Week is Audrey Curles from Tyrrell Elementary.
Curles is a native of Virginia and attended Longwood University, where she obtained her teaching degree. She moved to the Outer Banks fifteen years ago after finishing college. She began her teaching career in 2005 at Tyrrell Elementary School. Curles has taught 4th, 5th and most recently, (the past 5 years) Kindergarten. She is now working as a media and technology instructional support teacher in the school library.
Curles says, “I love being a teacher because of the joys I experience. Seeing a child’s face light up when they’ve discovered or experienced new learning, the excitement in their faces and smiles when they want to share how well they’ve done on an assignment, project or test they’ve taken, and the greetings and character education that go on throughout the day are all so rewarding for me as a teacher. I truly hope that I make a difference in their lives and that something I’ve said or done will rub off on my students and make a positive impact on their lives so that they will better become productive, positive influences of our community.”
Curles is married, with two children and resides in Manteo, NC.
The person who nominated her said, “Ms. Curles is a genuine, unique, teacher who truly not only loves to teach but loves each child like her own. My daughter WANTS to go to school every day and has learned so much from Ms. Curles and being in her classroom. Ms. Curles has her classroom set up with all kinds of learning everywhere and takes the time and initiative for each child to get an understanding of what is being taught.”