Courtney White, of North Georgetown Elementary School, was selected as the Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-19.
The announcement was made at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year celebration April 26 at Indian River High School. White was chosen as the district’s overall winner from a pool of 16 candidates, one from each school.
White has been a third-grade teacher at North Georgetown Elementary School since 2016. She was previously a second- and sixth-grade teacher in the Seaford School District from 2003-16. She was the Seaford district’s Teacher of the Year in 2010-11.
White holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Goucher College, a Maryland State Elementary Education Certificate from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore and a master’s degree in applied technology from Wilmington University.
During her career, White has been a Delaware Dream Team teacher in 2016, a TeachFest Delaware Spring Academy teacher in 2015 and the co-creator of the Personalized Virtual Summer and Intersession Academic Program at Central Elementary School in Seaford from 2014 to 2016. She has also been an adjunct professor in the Wilmington University graduate program, a mentor teacher for Wilmington’s student teaching program and an educational technology teacher for the Delaware Tech certificate program.
As the district’s Teacher of the Year, White is eligible for the state Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in October.
Teachers of the Year from district schools are Mallory Anderson, Selbyville Middle School; Dara Callaway, East Millsboro Elementary School; Kathryn Gichner Curl, Georgetown Kindergarten Center; Corrine Elliott, Howard T. Ennis School; Lori Hansen, Long Neck Elementary School; Sue Keefer, G.W. Carver Academy; Nichele Lobo, Southern Delaware School of the Arts; Joseph Macaluso, Sussex Central High School; Nate Mohler, Indian River High School; Brian Murphy, Georgetown Middle School; Kelly Namorato, Phillip C. Showell Elementary School; Christine Purcell, Georgetown Elementary School; Robert Syphard, Millsboro Middle School; Jennah Truitt, Lord Baltimore Elementary School; and Michelle Truitt, John M. Clayton Elementary School.