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Alison Garrett named CTE Teacher of the Year

Mar 21, 2024 08:35PM ● By WNC Business

HENDERSONVILLE — Henderson County Public Schools announced Alison Garrett, the dynamic Marketing teacher at West Henderson High School, as the district’s North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. 

Garrett's unparalleled dedication and innovative approach to education have distinguished her as a true "force of nature" within the educational community. Since joining West Henderson High School's faculty two years ago, Garrett has propelled the Falcon marketing program to new heights, demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to student success. 

Expressing her gratitude, Garrett stated, "I am truly humbled by this award. I work with the most outstanding educators, and to be recognized among them is an honor. Together, we strive to provide the best possible opportunities for our students, and I am grateful to be a part of such a supportive and inspiring team."

In addition to her work with DECA, Garrett is credited with initiating the service learning event, the Mr. WHHS pageant, which has become a beloved tradition at the school. This event not only showcases the talents of West Henderson students but also fosters a sense of community and philanthropy within the school. At the November 2023 pageant, DECA raised over $21,000 to support HCPS families facing adversity. 

Furthermore, Garrett's commitment to mentorship extends beyond her classroom. She actively mentors a younger CTE teacher, sharing her expertise and fostering professional growth within the department.

NCCAT’s CTE Teacher of the Year program offers district-level nominees the opportunity to engage in professional development through NCCAT in Cullowhee, where Garrett will be competing alongside teachers from other districts for the honor of NCCAT CTE Teacher of the Year.

Source: Henderson County Public Schools