East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations from around the state for their extensive contributions to the field of education. The Educators Hall of Fame was initiated in 1999 to permanently acknowledge education professionals and associations who have made distinguished contributions to the field of education through service and mission. Nominations were secured with a minimum $1000 gift to the College for the establishment of the Educators Hall of Fame Endowment Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to outstanding education majors. The awards ceremony is held each Fall.
All of the Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. To view their info, simply click on an honoree’s name.
Mrs. Williams, a 1953 graduate of East Carolina College, was a successful teacher during her years in the classroom. She is a dedicated supporter of East Carolina and community volunteer. She received the ECU Alumni Association’s Presidents Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service in 2000 and was further honored with naming of Marie’s Place in Minges Coliseum.
Dr. Williams attended Peace College and East Carolina University for her Bachelors and Masters degrees respectively and then earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught in the public school system for seven years before joining the faculty in the College of Education at ECU. In 2005 she received the Board of Governor’s Distinguished Professor of Teaching Award and in 2006 she received the ECU Scholar Teacher Award.
Mrs. Wilson earned her BS in Middle Grades Education from East Carolina in 1992 after serving as a teachers assistant for many years. Mrs. Wilson, who is nationally board certified, was the 2000 Teach of the Year for A.G. Cox Middle School and has taught both 6th and 7th grade science.
Mrs. Wirth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Math in 1969 and her Master of Arts degree in Education in 1986, both from East Carolina University. She was a math teacher at J. H. Rose High School. Mrs. Wirth has served East Carolina University in the Math Department and in the MSITE Department and as Interim Director of the Center for STEM Education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. She received the 1999 Milken National Educator Award and the 2001 North Carolina Eastern Region Secondary Mathematics Teacher Award. East Carolina University presented her with the 2012 Centennial Award for Excellence.
Mrs. Young received her Associate in Arts degree from Sullins College in 1969 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from East Carolina University in 1972. She has served as Director of the Pitt County Schools Educational Foundation since 1991. An active member in the Bethel community, Mrs. Young was named the 1987 Bethel Citizen of the Year.
Mrs. Young received her Bachelor of Science in Education from East Carolina University in 2006. She is a 4th grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School where she was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award in 2007 and Teacher of the Year in 2010. Mrs. Young was also recognized as Pitt County Teacher of the Year in 2010.