CD National Honor Society Names Hanthorn 2024 Teacher of the Year

This year’s National Honor Society Teacher of the Year goes to a teacher who’s career is marked by dedication and a profound impact on her students. Her approach to teaching goes beyond the traditional methods, fostering an environment where young minds are encouraged to explore and discover the world around them with enthusiasm. As a CD alumni, her influence has been felt not just within the confines of her classroom but also throughout the broader community, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those she has taught.

Her unique ability to connect with her students on a personal level, understanding their individual needs and learning styles, sets her apart. This connection is not fleeting; it is remembered fondly by her students even more than a decade after they’ve left her classroom. This lasting impact is a testament to her passion and commitment to not just educating her students but truly enriching their lives. She makes learning an adventure that her students are eager to embark on each day.

This award celebrates her achievements and dedication but also highlights the critical role that early childhood educators play in shaping the future. Her legacy is a powerful reminder of the impact a devoted teacher can have on their students, inspiring them to love learning and pursue knowledge with an open heart and mind, beyond the walls of the classroom.

Given her remarkable contributions to education and the undeniable positive influence she has on her students, Mrs. Whitney Hanthorn is this year’s recipient of the National Honor Society Teacher of the Year.