TOY / Simpson
Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Teacher of the Year at Simpson Elementary

Christine Roberson

Christine Roberson is a grade 4 and 5 teacher at W. B. Simpson Elementary School in Camden. With eight years experience, Christine earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Reading from Wilmington University. When asked why she wanted to be a teacher, Christine responded: “As I became older and started thinking of my career path, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I had a strong desire to make a difference with students. I wanted to be the teacher that students want to come to school for. I wanted to be the teacher that makes each and every child feel safe, love to learn and know that it’s okay to make mistakes. When my daughter was born, my desire for teaching became stronger. As I watched her through her first few years, I was amazed at how children naturally learn, but also at how my influence helped her. Once again, I had that feeling of wanting someone to believe in themselves and be all she can be. It was reaffirmed that I needed to go back to school and get my degree.”