WCPSS Names 2019-20 Teacher of the Year
She hails from Apex Friendship Middle School
Lindsey Evans, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Apex Friendship Middle School, was named 2019-20 Teacher of the Year for Wake County Public School System on May 9. Evans began this school year at brand-new Apex Friendship Middle School after having taught social studies at Apex Middle School for nine years.
In a portfolio Evans prepared as a semifinalist for her title, she cited her school’s vision statement, “Uncovering brilliance by growing hearts and minds,” as one that embodies her own beliefs as an educator.
“I engage in regular, routine conversations with my students about their lives and what is important to them,” she says.
Evans is the social studies department chair for her school and serves as an eighth grade team leader, a mentor for beginning teachers, a School Improvement Plan team member, a middle school leadership team member and a WCPSS Teacher Leader Corps representative.
Teacher of the Year candidates were nominated by peers at their individual schools earlier this year. Selection committees then narrowed the field to a group of 20 semifinalists, then 10 finalists. These finalists appeared before an interview committee for the Teacher of the Year selection. Learn more at wcpss.net.