Teacher & Teacher Assistant of the Year

Teacher & Teacher Assistant of the Year

Sand Hill-Venable is pleased to announce that Mrs. Caitlyn Best and Mrs. Laura Elwood have been selected as our Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2018-2019!

Mrs. Best joined SHV, as one of our Title One Reading Specialists, in the fall of 2016. Before joining our staff, she worked in Haywood County both as a Title One Specialist and as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Best studied Elementary Education at Lenoir-Rhyne and holds graduate degrees in Reading as well as School Administration.

Mrs. Best and her husband are the parents of two dogs. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors hiking, snowboarding, and gardening.

Mrs. Elwood has been selected as our Teacher Assistant of the Year. A long-time member of our staff, she has been a part of SHV for more than 10 years. Her dedication and love for students is clear in everything she does. As Mrs. Elwood says, “I am grateful for the opportunity to be a small part in our children’s lives.”

Mrs. Elwood is married and has one daughter currently attending college.

Mrs. Best


 Mrs. Elwood