Updated: Nov. 20, 4:39 pm
Dr. Jane Teague to receive Award of Honor
Former Exceptional Children’s Director Dr. Jane H. Teague will be presented the Award of Honor by the Alexander County Board of Education on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Alexander Central Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
The Alexander County Award of Honor recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Alexander County Schools in the areas of academics, athletics, administration, student achievement, or community service. Nominees are judged on their positive effect on the quality of education in Alexander County as recognized by fellow students, teachers, administrators, and the community in general.
Dr. Teague retired from Alexander County Schools after 39 years of service. She was a teacher, school psychologist, and central office administrator. She received many honors and awards throughout her career including Regional and State Exceptional Children’s Director, and the 2009 Alexander County Administrator of the Year. She was the only North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Director to be selected to study Autism in Israel. Upon her retirement she was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, a prestigious honor granted by the Governor of North Carolina.
Teague is the daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. Cline W. Harbinson. She holds her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her master’s degree is from Appalachian State University and her undergraduate degree is from Lenoir-Rhyne College. She also holds a Specialist Degree from Appalachian State University.
Teague stated that she was able to serve the community and school system in part because of the love and support of her family. Teague has one son, Anthony Teague, two grandsons, Alex and Aaron, and a step grandson, Dillon Moore, all of Hickory. She has three brothers, Phillip Harbinson, who resides in Salisbury, Mark Harbinson and Joel Harbinson both of Taylorsville. She also has several nephews, great nephews, and great nieces.
Teague resides in Taylorsville where she is continuing to serve her community and children with disabilities. She has served as Interim Exceptional Children’s Director in Burke County and is currently serving as Interim Exceptional Children’s Director in Newton Conover City Schools. She is also employed by ACS as a substitute teacher and Skill Creations as a direct care educator. She continues to serve on various boards and agencies within Alexander County.