2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

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Mr. Eric Riggs

Mr. Eric Riggs is the Surry County Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Riggs is a 23 year veteran with the Surry County Schools, teaching eighth grade science, and has served as the Foothills Middle School Conference Athletic Director for nine years.

Mr. Brandon Whitaker, principal of J. Sam Gentry Middle commented, “Not only does Eric Riggs do a great job with the content but he does an awesome job with relationships, teaching responsibility, and character traits. I’ve seen first-hand that he also maintains relationships with his students beyond Gentry Middle School.”