PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - This week's WITN's Teacher of the Week is Ann Marie Mehdi, a science teacher at South Central High School.
After graduating from East Carolina University, Mehdi began her teaching career at Eastern Guilford High School before coming to South Central.
She credits the teachers she has had in her own life, her mother, aunt and uncle, who all work as teachers, for guiding her career. She says it is their example that has inspired her to make a difference in the lives of her students.
Mehdi says her main goal is to get students excited about science in a comfortable classroom setting, but her involvement at South Central goes beyond her classroom walls.
Mehdi advises the Math and Science Honors Society and works with a group of teachers on ACT Prep, helping students reach their goals of attending college.
She was recently accepted into the Teacher Leadership Institute for Pitt County schools, where she hopes to further her leadership role within the school.
The person who nominated her wrote: Mrs. Mehdi is “a wonderful science teacher and she inspires the student to do well. She helps the student if they need it… she is a wonderful teacher.”