An award is intended to recognize the person receiving it.
But Summit member and Heritage High School English and global studies teacher Miles Macleod prefers not to have the attention. In fact, he was nominated multiple times for his school’s teacher-of-the-year honor, but he refused to accept. Finally, this year, he relented when his wife, Erin, pointed out that it could be useful for future opportunities. He went on to be named 2016–2017 Wake County Teacher of the Year.
Miles doesn’t see the award as validation. In a humble spirit, he knows he’s a good teacher. He knows he is a good...