WITN’S Teacher of the Week: Kathy Tew of Saint Peter Catholic School

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - WITN's Teacher of the Week for April 18 is Kathy Tew of Saint Peter Catholic School in Greenville.

Tew has been an educator for 28 years. She began her career teaching pre-school, when her children were young, and later public pre-K. She has been teaching kindergarten at St. Peter Catholic School for 18 years, since moving to Greenville in 2000.

Tew is a native of New Jersey but fell in love with Eastern North Carolina while visiting the Outer Banks in her youth. She graduated from ECU with a BS in Child Development and Family Relations and then went on to get her Certification in Elementary Education from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.

“I think of kindergarten as fun with a purpose,” Tew writes. “Play is work at this age, and I do my best to ensure that each child enjoys learning by incorporating a variety of fun and educational activities into my lessons. Kindergarten is a wonderful grade to teach. It is a time of great growth, physically, emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually. I love teaching kindergarten and enjoy watching my former students as they progress through Saint Peter and beyond.”

The parent who nominated Tew wrote in part: “She truly gave both my children a wonderful educational foundation in Kindergarten, as well as a warm and loving welcome everyday they came into Saint Peter Catholic School. My daughter still stops in her room each morning and gives her a ‘good morning’ hug. Mrs. Tew has that love for all of her students.”

Congratulations Kathy Tew!

Every week during the school year WITN will recognize a Teacher of the Week on WITN News at Sunrise. The winner receives a plaque and $100 Walmart gift card. To nominate your teacher, email TOTW@witn.com.