Local Teacher Wins Prestigious National Award

Posted on 06/28/12 No Comments

Although now leading Research Triangle High School in Durham, Eric Grunden won the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for his efforts to educate at Raleigh Charter High School.

Mr. Gunden was presented with the award today, Thursday, June 28 in Washington D.C. by Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education.

There are only 97 of the honors given each year to teachers around the country and citizens of the Triangle should be thrilled to have one of their own be included on the list.

While education often comes up when discussing relocation and where to live in Wake County, the truth is that there are great teachers everywhere. No, not all of them are given national awards (although more probably should be), but many of our area’s teachers excel in countless ways. There is a reason why so many of our students stay in the Triangle to attend college and then remain here to work and raise a family: our teachers.

We’ll always be proponents of the outstanding contributions teachers make to the well-being of our community’s youth and we hope that the Triangle’s leadership continues to emphasize the importance of attracting motivated, high-quality educators. Just look around; it seems they’ve done a good job so far.

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Eric Grunden: Image from The News & Observer-6-28-12

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