SNES educator places in top eight in state award

Michelle T. Bernard
O-N-E Reporter

It has been a rollercoaster ride of interviews, travel, video recordings and portfolio preparation for South Newton Elementary School teacher Leah Hayes.

There are approximately 96,000 teachers in North Carolina – and of those 96,000 Hayes was recently named as one of the top eight for 2016.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.