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Dover First Teacher Named Outstanding Educator

Chelsea Calhoun has worked at Dover First Christian School since 2019.

A Chesapeake Conference teacher recently received an Outstanding Educator Award from the Columbia Union Education Department.

Chelsea Calhoun, head teacher at Dover First Christian School (DFCS) in Delaware, received the 2022 Outstanding Educator Award for new teachers. Calhoun has five years of teaching experience.

Calhoun started as the second teacher at DFCS in 2019. In 2020, she accepted the head teacher position, and the school’s enrollment has more than doubled under her leadership, despite some unique challenges

“We are extremely proud and thankful to have Chelsea as a part of our educational team,” says Renee Humphreys, associate superintendent of schools for Chesapeake Conference. “Under her leadership, Dover First has experienced tremendous growth, and stakeholders all work together to provide a Christ-centered educational learning environment that fosters excellence. She loves her students and is passionate about her commitment to Adventist Education. Chelsea is one of our rising stars and is worthy of this prestigious award.”

Calhoun says she is humbled to receive the award. “It was an honor to even be considered for this award,” she says. “Achieving our goals within a small school truly requires a team. I feel so blessed to work with such great educators and leaders who have a shared goal of bringing our students closer to Jesus.”

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