Teacher of the Year 


Northwest Halifax High School
proudly presents
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Shamika Neville 


     I am a December 2005 graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations.  Like the eagle, I too believe that we all should soar high to reach higher heights and strive to achieve our goals.  I truly believe my passion is working with children because making a positive impact on the youth of today is a part of my daily life.  I have been serving as the Family and Consumer Science teacher here at Northwest Halifax since January 2006. Overall, throughout my time at Northwest I have worn many hats that have helped shaped my career today. I am currently enrolled in the NELA program with the hope of one day making an even bigger impact on the young people and on the overall field of Education in the future.
     I believe that Education is the key to the future and that our youth should grab hold to every little opportunity that comes about.  No matter the race or culture of a child, they should have a clear understanding that they are capable of succeeding in life.  I believe that our students deserve an educator who is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure their students understand the importance of Education.  As educators, we should be promoters and motivators so that each child will know that there is so much more to life than being destructive and being pressured by peers.  If we promote a positive environment that embraces change, our students will respect and enjoy this type of learning environment a little more.  It is our duty to ensure that all students have a chance at a sound, up to date education and feel comfortable in a safe learning environment.  
     Life is ever changing and we should be willing to grab hold to every opportunity that is placed in front of us.  We should not sit back and allow others to dictate how successful we will be.  Sometimes we have to take a stance in order to make a change.  

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use if you change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale