• The VFW North Carolina 5th District is proud to announce that Allison Schwerin has been named its 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. Allison is a Career and Technical Education teacher at Dixon Middle School. A teacher since 2005, she is certified to teach Business and Information Technology, Special Education, Social Studies and English Language Arts.  

    As a Career and Technical Education teacher, she engages her students in becoming college and career ready while also working to ensure her students become productive citizens. She incorporates civic literacy where applicable and invites speakers from the local community to her class. A proud military spouse and wife of a retired law enforcement officer, she understands the importance of students making connections with their friends, school and the surrounding community. Allison also works alongside her school's military liaison in support of her efforts to help the school's military students and their families. 

    Her Teacher of the Year package has been forwarded to VFW North Carolina for further judging. If Allison wins at the national level, she will be awarded $1,000 for professional development expenses and Dixon Middle School will be awarded $1,000.