Our Welcome To Sanford Teacher of the Week column this week honors the school district’s Lee County Assistant Principal of the Year, Molly Poston of Southern Lee High School.
Mrs. Poston began her teaching career in Rocky Mount before moving to Lee County High School as a science teacher in the early 90s. When it was time to staff the new Southern Lee High School in 2005, Mrs. Poston was eager to take on this new experience. After teaching at Southern for 5 years, Mrs. Poston advanced to her current Assistant Principal position, where her responsibilities include curriculum and instruction, working with new teachers, coordinating groups of teachers known as Professional Learning Communities, and overseeing student services and testing.
Mrs. Poston is quick to credit her colleagues for her accomplishments and also views her teaching background as an important part of the reason she succeeds in this important role. She comments, “I would never trade my 16 years in the classroom because it has informed so much of what I do. I’m very grateful because so many people have told me that it’s hard to transition from the classroom into administration, especially in the same building. But it’s been great for me, because this is such a great faculty, and we share so many of the successes we’ve had. I’m just so grateful for the team here. This award is only because I’ve been able to work with them and because of the opportunities that have been laid in front of me.”
Southern Lee Principal Dr. Chris Dossenbach considers Mrs. Poston a key contributor to the school’s many achievements, noting “Mrs. Poston is a valuable member of my administrative team and I cannot imagine doing my job without her input and support. I know from experience that she has the best interest of kids at heart and is determined to make the high school experience the very best it can be for all students. I can say without hesitation that this recognition is well deserved.”