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RCS Names Yeatts 2018-2019 RCS Teacher of the Year

September 19, 2018

Rockingham County Schools is pleased to announce Cheryl Yeatts, art teacher at Morehead High School (MHS), has been selected as the Rockingham County Schools’ 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Hunter has 31 total years teaching experience and began teaching at MHS in 1999.

Mrs. Yeatts holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Meredith College and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta and Leon’s School of Cosmetology in Greensboro, NC.

In Yeatts’ teacher of the year portfolio she states, “When deciding what my students should learn, my main objective in the classroom is to develop a love of knowledge so that students will desire to become life-long learners. I want students to develop creative problem solving sills in a collaborative setting that recognizes failure as a valuable and integral part of learning. Too often our students lack the courage to try new ideas for risk of the negative connotation often attached to failure. I don’t want my students to fear the diversity in others or to be ashamed of their own diversity. Through exposure to cultures both past and present, I hope to create an environment for every student to embrace their own unique qualities, and to realize that their differences are also their strengths.”

Teachers of the Year are chosen by their peers and colleagues because of their high level of commitment to the teaching profession and their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom. Mrs. Yeatts will now represent our school district as the Rockingham County Schools Teacher of the Year. 

Mrs. Yeatts is eligible to compete in the Piedmont-Triad/Central Region North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition, which will begin this fall.  For more information about the North Carolina Teacher of the Year program, please visit

Congratulations and good luck, Mrs. Yeatts!