Kimberly M. Webb was recently named the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Lulu Ross Elementary in Milford, DE.
A graduate from Caesar Rodney High School, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from West Chester University and Master’s degree in Literacy from Wilmington University. Webb has been in the field of education for 17 years and was named the Lulu Ross Teacher of the Year and Milford District Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Webb resides in Magnolia with Steven Corbett and children Maddison and Grayson. Maddie is a 6th grader at Milford Central Academy and Grayson is a 1st grader at Ross Elementary.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named Lulu Ross’s 2020 – 2021 Teacher of the Year,” said Webb. “Through this process it is my hope to represent my co-educators with evidence of my passion, positivity and integrity in the field of education.”
Webb believes she was destined to be a teacher. “It is without hesitation that I say that God created me to educate, serve and love others,” she said. She is motivated by the fact that every day presents another opportunity to not only educate, but also change an individual’s life forever. “As a teacher you have endless chances to make a difference. You could possibly give direction to a student who otherwise could have taken a wrong path, however, your influence created a life worth living.”
After almost two decades of teaching, Webb plans to continue her commitment to her students and their families by becoming more aware of any barriers or obstacles that may exist. “By dissecting each individual child to determine not only their academic struggles, but those that exist outside of the classroom setting, it is my belief these barriers can and will be extinguished, leading to success for all,” she said. “Additionally, as a lifelong learner I am driven and will continue to seek opportunities with an emphasis on both professional and personal growth.”
When the public thinks about the profession of teaching, Webb wants them to know that “the focus in education is no longer just about lesson plan development. What used to have an emphasis on academics, now requires educators to wear many hats,” she said. “Teachers of today must be so much more aware of the obstacles and burdens each individual child carries and focus their efforts on how to overcome them. Teachers are caring public servants and at all times constantly seeking ways for student advancement and success.”