Currituck County Schools announces district Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year

Published 8:21 am Sunday, June 4, 2023

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Currituck County Schools has announced that Anita Rubino, teacher and cross country coach at Currituck County High School, has been named district Teacher of the Year. Chris Carroll, a teacher assistant at Shawboro Elementary School, is the district’s Teacher Assistant of the Year.

Rubino has been with Currituck County Schools since January 2005 and is student-first oriented. When asked to share about her, Dr. Justin Durham, Currituck County School principal, said, “Mrs. Rubino is the epitome of what you expect from an educator. She is always willing to give her time and talents to any student at CCHS … our community is blessed to have her work with our amazing students.”

Rubino was one of five North Carolina teachers named NC Department of Public Instruction Computational Thinking/Computer Science Kenan Fellows for 2022-23 and is currently featured as one of WAVY-TV 10’s Excellent Educators.

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Carroll, a retired law enforcement officer, has been with Currituck County Schools since January 2022 and has brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm to his new position. Greta Nelson, Shawboro Elementary School principal, shared, “Mr. Carroll has been such a positive influence on our school. His happy demeanor and helpfulness have been a great addition to our school community. As a second career, Mr. Carroll has found his true calling working with children in our PE department.”