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Abbey Nobles, New Hanover High School Teacher, named Southeast Region Teacher of the Year

Abbey Nobles, a high school English teacher at New Hanover High School, has been named the Southeast Region Teacher of the Year for 2022. Nobles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds degrees in English with a concentration in Secondary Education and International Studies with a Spanish Minor. In 2020 she received her National Board Certification. Nobles has six years of teaching experience, focusing on intensive behavior and English learners, and has spent them all at New Hanover High School. 


Through her work with the NHCS Equity Workgroup, she has emphasized student voice. She serves as co-leader of the subcommittee to form school site groups to provide a space for students as a part of the Student Equity Teams. In addition, she works with the Equity Workgroup to provide parent information sessions and Implicit Bias training for students.


“Mrs. Nobles is a teacher who truly meets students where they are.” said Superintendent Dr. Foust, “Her classroom is a welcoming environment for all students. Her lessons are carefully crafted to make personal connections with students and the curriculum.” 


Abbey Nobles will move forward to compete with eight other educators across the state for North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The North Carolina Teacher of the Year will be named in Spring 2022