New Hanover County Schools


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North Carolina Teacher of the Year Coming to NHCS

Freebird McKinney, the 2018-2019 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will visit New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) to share his educational insights and instructional strategies on August 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hoggard High School. This meeting is for NHCS staff; however, Mr. McKinney will be available for media interviews after the session.

Mr. McKinney was born in Massachusetts but grew up in North Carolina. He is a social studies teacher at Williams High School in Burlington. He has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master’s degree from UNC-Greensboro. Mr. McKinney is a gifted educator that has traveled the world studying various cultures and religious philosophies.