Kedecia Stewart, a teacher at Pinkston Street Elementary School, has been named the North Central Region Teacher of the Year.
The announcement was officially made today at a school-wide assembly at Pinkston Street, where Stewart teaches math to fourth and fifth graders.
Stewart also is the 2017-2018 Vance County Teacher of the Year.
Lisa Godwin, the 2017 N.C. Teacher of the Year, attended the assembly to make the announcement.
All of the students and staff at Pinkston Street Elementary School were in attendance and they all stood and cheered when it was announced Stewart had earned the regional honor.
Superintendent Anthony Jackson presented Stewart with a plaque from the school system in recognition of the Regional Teacher of the Year award and a bouquet of pink roses.
Stewart won the regional honor in a field of Teachers of the Year from 14 public school systems in this region of the state including Wake, Durham, Johnston, Franklin, Granville and Warren counties.
She will now go on to represent the North Central Region in competition for the 2018 N.C. Teacher of the Year.