J.N Ervin's 23-24 Teacher of the Year:
Ms. Cole has been teaching for 27 years and 6 years here at J.N Ervin. Ms. Cole has taught a variety of subjects through the years but has come back to her first love of teaching science. Ms. Cole teaches science lab to K-5th graders as well as manages the library. Ms. Cole has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Paul Quinn College, right down the street from J.N Ervin, and a Master's degree in Education Administration. Ms. Cole's teaching philosophy is "A teacher can open the door but the student must enter by themselves", promoting initiative and independent thinkers in every student she encounters.