Tar Heel Teacher of the Week

Posted: March 23, 2021 at 8:32 am

Congratulations to local teacher Diane Colin, of Vaughan Elementary! Halifax EMC is proud to honor Ms. Colin as a “Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week” in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and as a Bright Ideas education grant winner.

The Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week program recognizes 25 of the most exceptional teachers from across the state during the 2020–2021 school year, and is sponsored by Halifax EMC and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives.

As a Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week, Ms. Colin and her winning Bright Ideas proposal, “Don’t Stop the Music,” as well as Vaughan Elementary, were recognized during the January 26 radio broadcast of the UNC men’s basketball game against Pittsburgh. “Don’t Stop the Music” provided small musical instruments for students in grades K–4 during virtual learning. She was able to give every student an instrument at the school’s Christmas Drive-Through
so they could engage more in their virtual music classes! Way to go, Ms. Colin!