Congratulations to 7th grade ELA teacher Nicole Darko, who has been selected as Porter Ridge MS 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Darko is a seventeen-year veteran with distinct experience in various educational positions, both nationally and internationally. She has been a classroom teacher, director of curriculum and instruction and a dean of instruction. Mrs. Darko lived and worked in Ghana, West Africa for five years before returning to the States to continue her work with middle schoolers. She joined the Porter Ridge Pirate family last year when she decided to return to the classroom. Mrs. Darko is an author, three-time Teacher of the Year winner and a TPT Teach for Justice Grant recipient.