Wednesday 20 Mar 2019


WCPS Names Beginning Teacher Of The Year

Dillard Middle School science teacher, Kimberly Stedner-Clayton, has been selected as this year’s Wayne County Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year.

“Student learning is Ms. Stedner-Clayton’s priority,” states Dr. Theresa Cox, DMS principal. “Utilizing data from various assessments, she differentiates instruction to meet the needs of the diverse learners in her classroom.”

This is Stender-Clayton’s third year with WCPS as a teacher at Dillard Middle. She holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades science and math, and plans to graduate this July with a master’s degree in education curriculum and instruction.

The Beginning Teacher of the Year announcement was made during the 2017-2018 Beginning Teacher Program Completion Ceremony. The event began with the recognition of approximately sixty teachers who were recognized with a special pin for completing the district’s 3-Year Beginning Teacher Program.

“These Beginning Teachers are no longer novice educators,” stated Dr. Yvette Smith Mason, WCPS Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Professional Development. “They have been trained to be forward thinking, innovative, and reflective. We are pleased that these teachers chose Wayne County Public Schools to begin their career, and look forward to working with all of them as they continue growing professionally.”

Kimberly Stedner-Clayton

Dr. Yvette Smith Mason with Kimberly Stedner-Clayton

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