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Board appoints new assistant superintendent

The Board of Education named Brenda Elliott the new assistant superintendent for Student Support Services at its April 8 meeting. Continue Reading . . .

School board approves salary incentives

Wake County schools will be offering extra financial incentives to attract new teachers qualified for hard-to-fill teaching positions.  The Wake County Board of Education has signed off on providing a $1,500 salary boost for highly qualified special education teachers, and a $1,000 incentive for highly qualified teachers in math, science, health occupations and family and consumer science. Continue Reading . . .

Wake teacher attends conference of National Board Certified Teachers

One of Wake County’s newest National Board Certified teachers attended the 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards held the conference to bring together NBCTs and education leaders to discuss education issues.

Austin James was one of 71 Wake County Public School System teachers who earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2013. James teaches at Millbrook Magnet High School.

Schwenker receives FCCLA Outstanding Administrator award

schwenkerSoutheast Raleigh Magnet High School Principal David Schwenker received the 2014 N.C. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Outstanding Administrator award. The FCCLA presented the award to Schwenker at its state leadership conference on March 31 in Greensboro. FCCLA is an in-school organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.

Thanks to Southeast Raleigh Magnet High Magnet Coordinator Kimbra J. Audette  for sharing this story.

WCPSS names semi-finalists for First Year Teacher Award

The Wake County Public School System has named 15 semi-finalists for the The Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher of the Year Award. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS names 2014 Healthful Living Teachers of the Year

The Wake County Public School System has named the elementary, middle and high school 2014 Healthful Living Teachers of the Year.

WCPSS Healthful Living administrator Brian Glendenning says Becky Norkus of Baileywick Elementary, Jeff Andrews-Barrett of Wendell Middle and Tosha Pullen of Rolesville High earned the honors this year. Continue Reading . . .

Wake County Teacher of the Year finalists named

The Wake County Public School System named 13 finalists for the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year award.

The finalists are:

  • Dorothy Andrews of Daniels Middle School
  • Sarah Bratton of Sycamore Creek Elementary
  • Laurie Bubenik of Vandora Springs Elementary
  • Susan DePerno of East Cary Middle School
  • Christine Hahner of Wiley Magnet Elementary
  • Joy Hughes of Holly Ridge Middle School
  • Janice Kidd of Mills Park Middle School
  • Kristen Larsen of Sanderson High School
  • Brian Quigley of Lockhart Elementary School
  • Allison Reid of Heritage High School
  • Penny Smith of East Millbrook Magnet Middle School
  • Gail Stevens of Dillard Drive Middle School
  • Jennifer Wood of Smith Magnet Elementary School

The Wake County Public School System will hold a banquet on May 8 to name the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year.


Board of Education honors students and employees

The Wake County Board of Education recognized 23 Wake County students as their school’s recipient of the Spotlight on Students award at the board meeting on Tuesday, March 25. The Spotlight on Students program has been a project of the Wake County Public School System since 1982. Continue Reading . . .

Bugg teacher named Regional Magnet Teacher of the Year

Magnet Schools of America has named Bugg Magnet Elementary teacher Maria Eby the association’s 2013-14 Region IV Teacher of the Year. Region IV includes teachers in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education appoints new assistant superintendent at March 18 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its March 18 meeting:

  • Bradley McMillen has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for Data and Accountability.
  • L. Roy Teel has been appointed Interim Principal at Knightdale Elementary School.
  • Martha McCaskill has been appointed Interim Assistant Principal at Wendell Middle School.

Please note – This list includes new appointments. The board may also have approved contract extensions or modifications for employees to continue serving in their current roles.