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for NCAE News Bulletin Vol. 35 Issue 5, Apr 2005
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James Brooks of Wilkes County is the 2005 winner of the Terry Sanford Award for Creativity in Teaching and Administration. Two other finalists in the competition were Angles V. Currin, a teacher at the Concord Middle School in Cabarrus County, and Cynthia C. Rigsbee, who teaches at Chewning Middle School in Durham County. Currin developed a pen-pal program in an attempt to increase her students' reading and writing skills. To provide her students with high-interest reading material, Rigsbee wrote the book SHOOTING STAR.
James Brooks, who teaches at Wilkes County's West Wilkes High School, is the 2005 winner of the Terry Sanford Award for Creativity in Teaching and Administration. Brooks' award was for his development of a photojournalism class. The Sanford award, created in 1966 and now considered the NCEA's most prestigious award, honors educational contributions of Terry Sanford.