2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year
Ms. Eugenia Floyd has been teaching fourth grade for eight years at Mary Scroggs Elementary School, located in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following graduation, she became a teacher assistant for fourth grade at Morris Grove Elementary School. Her time assisting in the classroom played a great role in her making the decision to obtain her teaching license. Ms. Floyd completed her K-6 teacher certification at North Carolina Central University in 2013.
Since the start of her teaching career, Ms. Floyd’s personal experiences in school have played a pivotal role in her teaching philosophy. She truly believes that every student can learn and having high expectations of her students is vital to their academic growth. Ms. Floyd’s teaching philosophy and high expectations are evident in her student data and within her classroom atmosphere. She doesn’t just expect her students to grow, but she also has this expectation for herself. When her district partnered with Elon University to assist a cohort of teachers in earning a gifted certification, Ms. Floyd jumped at the opportunity to grow in her craft. After obtaining her certification from the program, she continued on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Gifted Education in 2020 from Elon. Ms. Eugenia Floyd is now the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.