This week's WITN Teacher of the Week is Robin Albrecht, an Honors Health Science II and Nursing Fundamentals teacher at South Central High School in Pitt County.
An Ayden-Grifton High School graduate and Pitt County native, Albrecht has also been a registered nurse for 27 years.
She received her Associates degree from Pitt Community College and began her career in the neonatal-intermediate unit at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, which is now known as Vidant Medical Center.
She started off teaching at Farmville Central and North Pitt High Schools in 2003 but has now been at South Central since 2006.
Her classes provide students the opportunity to work side-by-side with healthcare professionals for real-life experiences in health care.
She has been the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) advisor, a member of the NC HOSA Board of Directors, currently serves on South Central High Schools School Improvement Team and is the lead health science teacher at South Central. She along with the other health science teaches and South Central's JROTC organize two American Red Cross blood drives each school year allowing students, staff, and the public to donate on-site.
The student who nominated her wrote: “Mrs. Albrecht is not only a remarkable teacher, but also a compassionate nurse. I have been fortunate enough to have taken several of her classes over the past four years of high school, from health careers to nursing fundamentals. She may seem like a tough cookie on the outside, so to speak, but is truly a kind, fun and generous person that has influenced me in so many ways. She has opened my eyes to what I can be, what I can do, and where I can go in a way that I never thought possible. I can honestly say, without her help, I would not be getting into my number one college pick. Mrs. Albrecht goes above and beyond every day and should be recognized as a teacher that is making a great difference in the world.”