MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - WITN's Teacher of the Week for March 28 is Lois Toler of Williamston Primary School in Martin County.
Toler has been teaching for 24 years after graduating ECU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She teaches second grade.
Prior to teaching second grade at her alma mater, Toler worked with kindergarten, first, and third grade students.
Toler says her decision to become a teacher was an easy one. As a child, she says she always loved school, especially her years at Wiliamston Primary, where she currently works.
She says her hope is to make learning fun and rewarding for each student, helping them reach goals they never thought possible.
The parent who nominated Toler wrote, "No words can describe the massive impact this lady makes on her students and their school. Miss Toler is a genuine, good person and cares for each and every child she comes in contact with. Her calm, gentle demeanor makes her kids feel supported, capable and no doubt, loved. She wants only the best for each of her kids, but she recognizes that each child's "best" is different from the next. The creativity she exercises in the classroom fosters a learning experience that all kids can enjoy. Our daughter's favorite day at school is Miss Toler's infamous smelly socks day, a concept so simple, yet so effective. Her children adore her, as do their parents."
Congratulations Lois Toler!
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.