UNION COUNTY — The Union County Career and Technology Center Teacher of the Year has 14 years experience as an administrator and educator who believes that every student can learn.
In a statement released this week, Center Director Kevin Morrow announced that Mary Hooker is the center’s 2015 Teacher of the “Year.
The announcement states that “as Teacher of the Year for Union County Career and Technology Center, Mrs. Hooker was humbled and honored to have been selected.”
The press release states that Hooker “has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Western Governors University. In addition, she has also advanced to plus thirty from University of Phoenix in Information Systems. She attended Limestone College and received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/Computer Science Software”
Hooker currently serves as the Head of the Business Department at the Career Center. She also serves as the Advisor of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a student lead organization, and as a faculty council of the National Honor Society. She has helped with several different organizations to help aid in the students’ success, such as promoting Student of the Month and the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) committee.
Hooker has been an employee of the Union County School District for 14 years. The press release states that “she began her career with the district as an office clerk it Union County High School. From there she moved to Union County Adult Education taking a position as a Literacy / Adult Basics Education Instructor.”
The press release further states that “her desire to serve and help students succeed grew stronger, as she pursued her teaching certification. She then moved to Union County Career and Technology Center to teach Business & Technology Education. She has nine years of teaching experience. She is currently certified to teach the middle and secondary Business, Marketing &Technology Education.”
The press release states that “Mrs. Hooker truly believes in the George Evans quote that ‘Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way.’”
Mrs. Hooker is married to Dewayne Hooker and has three children — Kendrick, Denzil, and Kimber. She is an active member of Carlisle Christian Fellowship Church.
This story was submitted by the Union County Career and Technology Education Center.