Nominees and Guests of
2019 Pitt County Teacher of the Year

As a special thank you for using your talent and education for the benefit of our community, we wish to provide for you:

  • A free trade appraisal
  • $500 discount (for Guests) on any new vehicle purchase at any Pecheles dealership
  • $1,000 discount (for Nominees) on any new vehicle.

These gifts are redeemable through December 31, 2019. To schedule, please call Joe Pecheles Volkswagen at 888-210-1049


(March 27, 2019) – Ann Mehdi of South Central High School was recently named Pitt County Teacher of the Year at the 2019-20 Pitt County Schools Teacher and Employee of the Year Luncheon. Ann Mehdi received numerous accolades and gifts topped off by the presentation of keys to a brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan from Joe Pecheles Volkswagen.

“Once again, we feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with Pitt County Schools, in honoring the next Teacher of the Year. We continue to be inspired by all of the educators in our community, who clearly illustrate how crucial they are to the future of so many children. We have a huge pool of talented teachers here in Pitt County, and I continue to be impressed year after year,” says Brian Pecheles, President of Pecheles Automotive.

Ann Mehdi is the eighth consecutive Pitt County Teacher of the Year to be awarded the use of a new car from Pecheles. “Pitt County Schools is fortunate to have extraordinary community partners, such as our friends at Pecheles Automotive, who value the importance of education and the hard work that our teachers put into their jobs,” Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ethan Lenker said. “We are one of the few if not the only county that I’ve been involved with where a car is provided for the Teacher of the Year to use free of charge.”

One Teacher of the Year candidate is nominated from each school in the district, and each nominee must submit a portfolio to be reviewed by the selection committee. Six finalists were chosen to undergo a classroom observation and interview. The runner-up for this year’s event was, Julie Berry of J.H. Rose High School.

As the winner, Ann Mehdi will go on to represent Pitt County at the state level for a chance to be named Teacher of the Year for North Carolina. Pecheles Automotive is comprised of four dealerships representing six brands: Joe Pecheles Volkswagen-Hyundai and Audi Greenville in Greenville, Pecheles Ford-Toyota in Washington, and Pecheles Honda in New Bern. Joe Pecheles Volkswagen is located at 3021 Evans Street.


WITN visits Pitt County's Teacher of the Year

WINTERVILLE, Pitt County (WITN) - WITN stopped in at South Central High School Tuesday to follow up with Pitt County's Teacher of the Year.

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