HPU Alumna Named 'Rookie Teacher Of The Year'

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2010 ? Phyllis Marshall, a 2009 graduate of High Point University who holds a degree in elementary education, was selected as “Rookie Teacher of the Year” at Kirkman Park Elementary School in High Point where she teaches kindergarten.

The honor is awarded to a new teacher at each school every year by Guilford County Schools.

As part of her major requirements, Marshall completed a student teaching assignment at Montlieu Math & Science Academy during her senior year. Pam Cample, who served as her cooperating teacher, described Marshall as a wonderful asset to the students at Montlieu, who always met the expectations of professionalism, classroom leadership, instruction, and impact on student learning.

As part of her honor, she will compete for the Guilford County Schools district award.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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