Havelock Teacher Receives Distinguished Award

Teacher John Scarfpin

Mr. John Scarfpin, a technology education teacher at Havelock High School has been awarded a $175,000 Science and Math grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Havelock High School and Mr. Scarfpin received one of six awards given in this state-wide grant program and the award will be paid incrementally over a five-year period. During each of the next five years, $10,000 will be given to provide classroom resources, $10,000 will be given to Mr. Scarfpin for salary, and $10,000 will be given to supplement Mr. Scarfpin’s higher education. He plans to pursue his doctorate in technology, engineering and design. An additional $25,000 will be provided to Mr. Scarfpin at the end of the five-year period. It is Mr. Scarfpin’s goal to provide practice in science and math instruction for the theory that is regularly taught in science and math classes at Havelock High School. He will work with a variety of teachers and courses to supplement learning and will provide STEM based staff development for Havelock High School teachers that will be applicable to multiple subject areas.

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Submitted by: Jennifer Wagner, Director of Public Relations, Craven County Schools