WITN Teacher of the Week: Ariel Perkins of D.H. Conley High School

This week's WITN Teacher of the Week is Ariel Perkins, who's a Math teacher at D.H. Conley High School.

She's been a mathematics teacher there for eight years. She has experience teaching mathematics concepts ranging from Math I (also known as Algebra I) through Pre-Calculus either during the regular school year, after school with credit recovery students, or during summer school. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics education from NC State University, and she is currently working on her master's degree in mathematics education at East Carolina University. She will be graduating in May.

Perkins was was born in Columbia, NC to two educators who each spent over 35 years in the classroom before just recently retiring. She says, “You could say that teaching is in my DNA, and I would give them credit for helping me be the educator I am today.”

Perkins says she is “married to my wonderful husband, who is a native of Pitt County, and together we have a two-year-old daughter.”

One of the people who nominated Perkins wrote: “Mrs. Perkins is the best teacher I have had in a long time. It is not because she makes math fun but also she understands the student and she finds a way to make it fun and interesting.”