TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Michael Moon Of Kinston High School

Michael Moon is the Teacher of the Week for January 2, 2013.

He has been teaching for seven years. Michael teaches English and Journalism at Kinston High School. He has a BA in English with a concentration in Journalism from NC State. He advises the Kinston High School newspaper and yearbook, and he has coached tennis, baseball and softball during his tenure at the school. The school’s newspaper has won a number of state and national awards, and Michael was named a Rising Star by the Journalism Education Association in 2010. One of his journalism students won the N.C. High School Journalist of the Year Award last spring.

Michael was the sports editor for The Kenly News in Johnston County before he started teaching.

A former student nominated Moon. She wrote: “Not only was he an amazing teacher during my time in school, he genuinely cares about his students. My graduating class was his first set of students and even though there were rough times, he handling them with grace while keeping a cool head… Mr. Moon was always able to relate to us while still maintaining a professional air. And most importantly, he believes in each and every one one of his students.”