HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s Teacher of the Year made a career change in her early 40s, moving from business to the world of education.
Connie Reece, teacher of eighth grade math and algebra at Carroll Middle School, said she wishes she had the foresight to become a teacher earlier in life.
After leaving her job as customer services and prototype manager at brake maker TMD Friction in Dublin, Reece has taught in Carroll County for nine years.
“I wish I’d done it sooner,” she said. “I love it.”