Mrs. Harmon with her family at the NCAGT convention

A Buncombe County Schools teacher has been recognized as an innovative, inspirational educator. 

The North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) named Jennifer Harmon as a finalist for this year's NCAGT Teacher of the Gifted Award. Harmon was recognized for her work and dedication to the students she serves at Glen Arden Elementary School, and through the BCS Virtual Academy

Harmon was presented the award at the NCAGT Annual Conference earlier this month, surrounded by her family and ten AIG specialists from Buncombe County Schools.

“Mrs. Harmon works diligently to serve her gifted and advanced learners, while also supporting her colleagues in her schools and the AIG Department with her can-do attitude and dedication to true teamwork,” said Stephanie Knox, AIG/Advanced Learning Lead Specialist. 

Colleagues say Harmon is a great representative for the top-notch AIG programming available in Buncombe County Schools. She receives high marks for making a difference in the classroom, by creatively adapting to diverse learners.

"Experience and best practices for teaching AIG students has taught me that not all gifted/advanced learners are cut from the same cloth,” Harmon shared. “It’s important for me to adapt my classroom to meet the various needs of my ever-changing groups during instruction."

Congratulations, Mrs. Harmon! Click here to learn more about the AIG program at Buncombe County Schools.