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Hudson Congratulates National Teacher of the Year Finalist

January 27, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement congratulating Maureen Stover, the 2021 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, on being named a National Teacher of the Year finalist by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Stover is an Air Force veteran and teaches biology, earth and environmental science, and advancement via individual determination (AVID) at Cumberland International Early College High School in Fayetteville. 

"Congratulations to Maureen Stover on being named a finalist for National Teacher of the Year and representing our community and state on the national level," said Rep. Hudson. "Her dedication to helping students find career pathways after high school, as well as to our country through her exemplary service in the Air Force, has inspired countless others and made her more than deserving of this national recognition."

Stover is one of four finalists who will now compete for National Teacher of the Year, which will be announced in the spring. 

Stover has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and worked as an educational consultant for the National Science Teacher Association. She is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has a Masters degree from Adams State University in Colorado and Western Governors University North Carolina, as well as a Leadership Certificate in STEM education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to becoming a teacher, Stover served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force as a flight commander, watch officer and executive officer. Her military experience includes directing intelligence operations for 1,000 flights over Iraq, including 25 combat strike missions with zero combat losses.

Read more about Stover and find information about the announcement here.

In July, Rep. Hudson congratulated Stover on being named the North Carolina Teacher of the Year in the official Congressional Record. Read those remarks here.