The following students from Wake Forest have been named to University of North Carolina Asheville’s fall dean’s List: Olivia Louise Allen, Marissa Anne Banks, Casey Collen Clennon, Ty Austin Higginbotham, Jack Preston Huber, Trevor Charles Jenkins, Bryn Nicole Pfeiffer and Ashlee E Stradford.
Local teacher named finalist in excellence in teaching
WAKE FOREST — Jessica Patton, a kindergarten teacher at Wake Forest Charter Academy, was recognized as an Excellence in Teaching finalist from National Heritage Academies (NHA).
Every year, NHA celebrates the finest educators in its system of schools by highlighting outstanding teachers in four categories: Grades K-1, 2-5, 6-8, and co-curricular. There are 15 finalists in each category out of nearly 3,000 teachers. The finalists are determined by a number of factors including student test scores, annual performance evaluations, and parent satisfaction data.
Patton has worked for NHA for three years. She taught at an NHA sister school in North Carolina and then joined Wake Forest Charter Academy when it opened in 2014.