NPS Named 2021 Teacher of the Year
Meghan Campbell of Uncas Elementary School Receives NPS T.O.Y Distinction
Meghan Campbell was named 2021 Norwich Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was honored during the school’s virtual staff meeting where Superintendent Dr. Kristen E. Stringfellow remained hidden until Principal Peter Camp announced the distinction. Campbell’s husband, son, and the school’s mascot, Wolfie, greeted her outside with flowers and a large banner to celebrate the momentous occasion. Campbell says her greatest accomplishment in education is the ability to be flexible and work as a team. She assisted in shaping Uncas Elementary to what it is today by helping write the initial Network Plan when the school became a Commissioner’s Network School in 2014 to helping create P.A.W.S (PRIDE and being PRESENT, having a positive ATTITUDE, making WISE CHOICES, being SAFE and showing SERVICE) to help improve and reinforce positive behavior within the school.
According to Principal Camp, “The staff and students of Uncas are thrilled that Mrs. Meghan Campbell was selected as Norwich Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. She consistently delivers effective classroom instruction and builds a strong community culture by fostering positive relationships with her students and families. Mrs. Campbell’s students are lucky to have her as their teacher, and we are fortunate to call her our colleague.”
For the past ten years, Campbell taught in Norwich and has come full circle, first being a student in the Norwich Schools and now a teacher. She was inspired by her favorite teacher, Wendy McLaughlin to provide the same classroom experience she had years prior - where she is fair, honest, respected, and, most importantly, making her students feel loved.
Superintendent Dr. Stringfellow believes Campbell is a master teacher having spent time in her classroom and will be an excellent teacher leader ambassador representing the Norwich Public Schools. She goes on to point out that by celebrating Meghan, we celebrate all our amazing Norwich teachers!
2021 School Teachers of the Year
|Kacey Pirro||TM Global Studies Magnet Middle|
|Greg Ballassi||Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle|
|Andrew Kortfelt||Huntington Elementary|
|Kai-Leigh Palmer||Mahan Elementary|
|Lindsay Twitchell||Moriarty Magnet Elementary|
|George Serra||Stanton Elementary|
|Meghan Campbell||Uncas Elementary|
|Andrew Lee||Veterans Elementary|
|Tasha Woodworth||Wequonnoc Magnet Elementary|
|Lisa Higgins||Bishop Early Learning|