Buncombe County Schools
The Buncombe County school system names one teacher of the year for each school in the system. These excellent teachers are then offered the opportunity to complete a vigorous portfolio and review process in order to be named as Teacher of the Year for each of the six districts that comprise the entire county school system. A committee then selects one County Teacher of the Year from these six district finalists.
Profiles of the teachers who have been awarded the title of teacher of the year for 2015. Interviews with the teachers and the principals of their schools, along with footage of the teachers in the classroom.
1) The scheduling for this project was unusual, because of the confidential nature of the awards. We set aside two dates, suggested time blacks and worked with Buncombe County Schools to schedule the interviews.
2) Editing to an extremely tight deadline meant that we had time for only one polish edit before the event.
3) Adding in separate music for all of the teachers and graphics helped to differentiate each segment and keep the viewer engaged throughout the 12 minute.
A 12 minute video played at the award ceremony, which was then posted on the district's website.