Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year Everyone has a favorite teacher: One that makes a challenging subject fun to explore and ignites a passion for learning in his or her students. The annual Teacher of the Year award is presented to one Pitt County School educator who illustrates an exceptional investment in their students’ growth and the advancement of each child in the classroom. For the past six years, the Pecheles Automotive Group has been a sponsor of this incredible event, and year after year, it’s one that our teams look forward to the most. We’re proud to support our local teachers and give back to those who lift up our community every day. PCS Teacher of the Year 2017: Mrs. Beth Sanderson This year, 37 schools in the Pitt County Public School district nominated teachers to be considered for the prestigious Teacher of the Year award. Last Wednesday, March 15, the six finalists gathered at Rock Springs Center in Greenville for the big announcement. PCS Teacher of the Year 2017 was awarded to Mrs. Beth Sanderson, a STEM teacher at Hope Middle School and educator of 27 years. Beth inspires her students to go after their passions and reach their full potentials while working toward futures in lucrative and rewarding careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Pecheles Automotive was thrilled to treat her to an inspiring drive, awarding her the keys to a brand-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra as part of her prize. Beth is a shining example of the many outstanding teachers and individuals in our community that truly make a positive impact on the world around them. We thank all the teachers who participated, and we’re already looking forward to hearing about next year’s nominees. Congratulations, Beth!