Today (Wednesday, June 16) is Eugenia Floyd Day in the Town of Carrboro, in appreciation of the dedicated service she provides to her students.
“I urge all residents of the Town of Carrboro to congratulate North Carolina Teacher of the Year Eugenia Floyd,” Mayor Lydia Lavelle said.
Attending Tuesday's Council meeting for the reading of the proclamation was Ms. Floyd with Dr. Nyah Hamlett, superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and Board of Education Member Joal Broun.
Ms. Floyd, who shared that she lived on Crest Street in Carrboro during her high school years, is a fourth-grade teacher with the district at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in Chapel Hill. She was first recognized as the Teacher of the Year at Mary Scroggs Elementary School, and then as Teacher of the Year in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District in June 2020, and then as North Central Regional Teacher of the Year in December 2020.
In April 2021, Ms. Floyd was named out of nine state regional finalists as the 2020-2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. As Teacher of the Year, Ms. Floyd will spend the next school year traveling the state as an ambassador for the teaching profession, supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and will also serve as an advisor to the State Board of Education for two years and as a board member for the NC Public School Forum for one year.
Read more about Ms. Floyd's dedication to her students in the proclamation posted at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9256/Eugenia-Floyd-Day