Veronica Pitts is committed to improving student success. A proud 2006 graduate of Selma High School, she believes her selection as Teacher of the Year is a full-circle moment. She knows personally the impression teachers have on lifelong learning and success. In the middle of 7th grade, her family relocated to Selma from Colorado. During this time, her teachers became a source of encouragement. This gratitude has shaped her daily mission to improve school culture and be a support system for others.
Veronica graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2010. In 2013, Veronica received a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Science from Auburn University at Montgomery.
Veronica has spent the past few years maintaining healthy connections with students. She believes trust is needed to tackle academic barriers. Academic barriers, in her opinion, can be eliminated by exposing students to concepts through opportunities to demonstrate creativity and build critical thinking skills. She currently serves as the Lead History Teacher and SGA Sponsor. In her free time, she likes to travel, research best practices, and teach Youth Sunday School. Through these efforts and more, Veronica Pitts is committed to improving school community and student success “by any means necessary.”