2016 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to John Griffin Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Mr. Todd McCabe!

McCabe received his undergraduate degree in History from Fayetteville State University. Through the years, the 15-year teaching veteran has also received numerous teaching awards and is affiliated with various professional organizations.

McCabe, who is a military veteran, said his path to becoming a teacher was not a predictable one. “I did not come from a typical family unit that emphasized the importance of education and a lifelong love of learning,” said McCabe. “I unfortunately made numerous poor choices, until one teacher took the time to notice, to care and to guide me. He instilled in me that I had the power to guarantee my life’s outcome would be more positive than how it began. In time, his deed of mentoring me ignited my desire to teach.”  From there, it became McCabe’s personal quest to “lead our nation’s children” and help them realize “that despite their early beginnings, their own life endings can be positive.”

  • “We are fortunate to have such a strong voice advocating for the students in Cumberland County.”

    Dr. Frank Till
    Superintendent, Cumberland County Schools