Cristina McMinn has been teaching at TC Roberson for five years now, and 13 years over all. At the beginning of third period today, she was named this year’s Teacher of the Year.
“I was extremely humbled because I feel like I work with the most outstanding educators in the whole county. I feel like every teacher in the Freshman Academy is deserving, and worthy, of winning teacher of the year,” McMinn said.
She continued to say that the school and the teachers have become special to her, and that she is constantly inspired by their work as an educator.
“They give so much of their own time and passion daily so that students can have fun learning and enjoy it. They are just the most inspiring bunch of people. They are a family,” McMinn said.
McMinn teaches both English I Honors in the Freshman Academy, and she is also the adviser for the yearbook class.
“I was really excited and really proud of her,” sophomore Brigid Ashe-Moore, a student of McMinn’s, said.
This is McMinn’s first year teaching the yearbook class, and according to her students, is really the backbone of all that happens in and out of the classroom.
“She really tries her best to make yearbook feel like a family,” Ashe-Moore said.
McMinn will now begin the process of completing a portfolio in order to continue on as a candidate for the district TOY.