Cathy Bly was nominated by Karen Keith, a member of the community.
"Cathy is one of the kindest, most genuine individuals I have ever met," said Keith. "Walking in to Cathy's classroom for the first time was like walking into my own home. She has her room decorated for the holidays, and the environment she has created is so welcoming."
Ms. Bly is a Teacher's Assistant at Union Pines High School. She is a go-getter who reaches above and beyond for her students and her school. She supports her students in a way like no other.
"After visiting her classroom for just a few minutes, I took a lifetime of insight away," said Keith. "Cathy's students look at her like a friend. They aren't afraid to ask her questions, and they laugh and joke with her in a way that breaks barriers in the student-teacher relationship."