On March 18, 2015, the Board of Education and West Craven Middle School spotlighted Ms. Denise Wells, a graduate from Purdue University who made a decision to move to North Carolina where she continued her education at East Carolina University. She began her career at West Craven Middle school twenty-nine years ago in 1985 as a Physical Education Teacher.
Ms. Wells serves as one of three PE teachers, and athletic director. She is a team player in the classroom and collaborates with teachers across the school for the betterment and support of students. On her own time, Ms. Wells has coordinated for students to attend collegiate ball games, a new experience for many students. She is an advocate for all students, not just athletes. She is always willing to go the extra mile. She was awarded the Harold Bate Foundation Grant this year, which allowed new athletic equipment to be purchased for our students, including pitching machines and Frisbee golf course. She is a very positive role model for new and veteran teachers. Ms. Wells has participated in various leadership roles across the school, and continues to be a positive supporter of West Craven Middle School. Her positive attitude is contagious, and helps foster a family atmosphere among our staff. She is approaching her thirtieth year in education. Her impact on the lives of students is her legacy at West Craven Middle School and the reason she is recognized today by the Craven County Board of Education as the Teacher Spotlight for March 2015.
Congratulations to Denise Wells with gratitude for all she does for her students, her West Craven community and Craven County Schools.
Submitted by: Jennifer Wagner, Director of Public Relations, Craven County Schools