ACC’s Instructor of the Year Honored at Chamber Event

ACC President Algie Gatewood makes a presentation to Courtney Doi

ACC President Algie Gatewood makes a presentation to Courtney Doi during the Excellence in Education Awards event sponsored by the Alamance Chamber.

Courtney Doi, an English instructor at Alamance Community College and the college’s 2018 W. Ronald McCarter Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, was honored on May 8 as part of the Alamance Chamber’s annual Excellence in Education Awards program, which recognizes the best in teaching in Alamance County.

Each year, outstanding educators are selected by their schools to participate in the awards program. In addition to recognizing the Teachers of the Year from the 36 Alamance-Burlington Schools, nominated teachers were recognized in an Independent School Category and from Alamance Community College.

ACC’s full-time teaching honoree serves as the college’s nominee for the state’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Alamance County area Gold Star awards.

Courtney Doi has been employed fulltime in ACC’s English department since 2009. She has become an active instructor and leader as she consistently seeks ways to make her classes more effective. She has taught English and creative writing on the ACC campus, but also teaches high school students at the public schools’ Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC). Doi’s work as Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) coordinator has built a strong learning community focused on better writing across divisions. She spearheaded the partnership between UNC-G and ACC to create the Piedmont Voices National Writing Project site, which provides professional development on writing to teachers from kindergarten to college and summer writing camps for local children.

The Chamber’s Excellence in Education Awards program takes place each year on the evening of National Teacher Appreciation Day.