CMS Teacher Of The Year Receives New Volkswagen Jetta
CHARLOTTE,NC--Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools awarded this year's Teacher of the Year with a new car Monday.
CMS named James Ford Teacher of the Year and presented him with the keys to a brand new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta.
The 9th grade world history teacher at Garinger Hhigh School has been working for CMS since 2010.
James Ford was one of six finalists. His essay on his most successful lesson called, "Why Does History Matter?" impressed the judges. Ford says, "I love what I do. And that's the honest to God truth. Every single day I wake up with a smile on my face knowing that I actually enjoy my job."