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Tucker Creek Middle recognizes Ann Frazier for her love of her students
On January 8, 2020, the Craven County Board of Education and Tucker Creek Middle School spotlighted
Ms. Ann Frazier for being a consummate professional who always puts her students first. Her love for her students is evident in the positive culture she builds in her classroom. Ms. Frazier consistently initiates creative ways of integrating career readiness into meaningful learning activities in the classroom. She has many connections with the community and often draws upon community members to enrich the relevant activities that connect her students with the curriculum. This includes guest speakers discussing real world job skills, local business owners engaging students in how to record inventory, sales, and profits. Students most recently worked with representatives from the Career Center at Cherry Point to explore real world careers and identify associated salary schedules as well as expenses related to common monthly expenditures. Students in Ms. Frazier’s class routinely work with community members to simulate real world learning opportunities to include interviews, budgeting, investment decisions, etc.
This year, Ms. Frazier organized a middle school level Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club to continue her work with students interested in learning more about business/career opportunities and community outreach. Service to the community is a hallmark of the work she has initiated with this club as well as within her own classroom. Students visited the Journey of Hope Cancer Center to assist with decorating the facility for the holidays. Students participated with their parents and were able to spread holiday cheer to patients and staff alike. Immediately following this, students began assembling over 100 hygiene kits which they delivered to the residents of Pruitt Health Nursing home. Each resident received a kit with soap, lotion, tissues and lip balm. Again, students experienced involvement in serving others, which instills a sense of compassion and understanding, a fundamental of socio-emotional learning. It furthermore provides students with the opportunity to improve and leave their mark on the local community as well as explore their interests, ignite their passions and develop leadership skills which include networking, career development and social skills. Future plans include collaboration with the school’s student council to include additional service opportunities, visits to local businesses to explore potential career possibilities as well as continued work with partners within our community. Learning is always engaging, relevant and fun in Ms. Frazier's class.
Congratulations, Ms. Ann Frazier!