Diane Colin

Vaughan Elementary School music teacher Diane Colin was named the Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and as a Bright Ideas education grant winner.

This initiative recognizes 25 of the most exceptional teachers from across the state during the 2020-2021 school year, and is offered by Halifax EMC and North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives,in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill.

As a Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week, Colin, Vaughan Elementary (Warren County) and her winning Bright Ideas proposal will be recognized during the radio broadcast of a UNC men's basketball game. The ad is scheduled to run on Jan. 26 when UNC faces Pittsburgh.

Colin will also be featured on Halifax EMC's website at, on Facebook at @HalifaxEMC, and in a newsletter within Carolina Country magazine.