WEDDINGTON – Union County Public Schools recognized Weddington High chemistry teacher Ben Tewolde as the district’s 2019-20 Beginning Teacher of the Year.
The award recognizes teachers in their first three years of employment who demonstrate excellence in the classroom. Tewolde was picked from a pool of nominations provided by principals.
Prior to joining UCPS, Tewolde worked as a pharmacist for more than 20 years. As a first-year lateral entry teacher, Tewolde was praised for seeking training opportunities and finding ways to increase rigor and student engagement.