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At the Head of the Class

  • September 27, 2017
  • News

Sanford Herald, The (NC) - September 27, 2017 Author/Byline: NOAH GRANT NGRANT@SANFORDHERALD.COM Section: News Hundreds filled the room at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center on Tuesday as Greenwood Elementary received its third Head of Class Award. The Lee County Education Foundation gave $50,000 to the school for its strong showing in performance and growth in the last year. Greenwood Principal Aimee Petrarca has been a part of all three of the school's wins. She spoke about the experience on Tuesday. "The teachers at Greenwood know Head of Class as a friendly competition among the district's seven elementary schools," Petrarca said. "Our students know that winning Head of Class means that they worked hard and achieved their goals. The community leaders know that as our schools achieve, the community thrives." Greenwood's teacher of the year, Amanda Zeh, also spoke, along with two fifth-grade students. Zeh said teachers put a lot of work in to connect with the students. "I see teachers get to school well before the sun is up," Zeh said. "They greet students with a smile and a handshake at their door, and they make their students the priority of the day. They develop and they maintain trusting…

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