UPDATE: Dr. Mark Mash (MA ’00, Phd ’10) has been named as one of the 13 finalists for the Wake County Public School System’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Award. The recipient of the award will be announced on May 11 at a celebration at the Raleigh Convention Center. Mark was the first finalist to be visited by the school system’s ‘Surprise Patrol’. The WCPSS shared each visit on Twitter. See the article from the News & Observer for more info on the finalists.
March 9, 2016: Dr. Mark Mash (MA ’00, PhD ’10) has been named as one of the 26 semifinalists for the Wake County Public School System’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Award. Mark has been teaching Latin at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh for 14 years. He teaches all levels of Latin including AP. Mark founded the Leesville Road High chapter of the National Latin Honor Society in 2011 and is currently serving as the School Improvement Team Chair.
Wake county is the largest school district in North Carolina with over 10,000 teachers and more than 157,000 students. The winner of the award will be announced on May 11. For more information about the award and selection process, see the WCPSS website and an article from the News & Observer.