TERRY HUITT-GREEN NAMED
CHESNUT CHARTER ELEMENTARY’S
2012-2013 “TEACHER OF THE YEAR”
Currently in her fifth year teaching at Chesnut Charter Elementary, Ms. Huitt-Green previously taught kindergarten in the Gaston County, North Carolina School System for 12 years. This is her third time receiving the “Teacher of the Year” award, having earned the distinction in Gaston County in both 2005 and 2006.
Ms. Huitt-Green said, “After working in the corporate world for five years, I realized that my true calling in life was to educate, influence and commit myself to our youth. It is my belief that children need to be taught on their levels of learning. While all children do not learn the same way, they are all able to learn and achieve great success.”
In addition to her classroom teaching, Ms. Huitt-Green is the director of Chesnut’s After School Extended Day Program, which has helped to pay for ActivBoards (Promethean) in classrooms, has assisted in making it possible for Chesnut teachers to attend off-site professional development classes, and has funded supplemental materials for the school’s teachers and students. Ms. Huitt-Green is also the director of Chesnut’s “Cruising Cougars Summer Camp.”
Ms. Huitt-Green earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College and her Masters in Education from birth up to middle school from Phoenix University. Married to Mr. Jermaine Green, Ms. Huitt-Green resides in Ellenwood, Georgia.