Lisa Carey: HCS Secondary Teacher of the Year
December 17, 2018
Hoover school officials today announced Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, as the Hoover school district’s Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Carey is in her 18th year of teaching and fifth year at Hoover High. She has taught in three states in both general education and special education classrooms, and provided instruction at every grade level, including undergraduate college courses. She also has taught every core content area.
As an instructional support teacher in an inclusion setting at Hoover High, Carey works with all students, but she often takes on students with multiple difficulties.
She also serves on the Hoover High School Finley Committee and Faculty Diversity Council, and is the facilitator for the Student Diversity Council.
Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Hoover High Principal Don Hulin and other central office and Hoover High administrators surprised Carey with the news of her selection this afternoon in front of some of her students.
Hulin said with all the positive things she does for students, he felt her selection as Secondary Teacher of the Year was a no-brainer. He also thinks she has a great shot of becoming the Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Jennifer Hogan, an assistant principal at Hoover High in charge of curriculum and technology, wrote in a recommendation letter that Carey is one of the strongest teachers with whom she has worked in her 25 years in education.
“Her knowledge of adolescent development combined with her mastery of instructional strategies becomes a strong force for helping students to be successful,” Hogan wrote.
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