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Ligon teacher named outstanding German educator

Ligon Magnet Middle teacher Jo Garrison has been selected as the 2014 American Association of Teachers of German K-8 Outstanding German Educator.  This prestigious award is given annually in recognition of innovative teaching, extraordinary talent and exceptional leadership in the German teaching profession.  Garrison will be honored during the Awards Presentation at the Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

NC State College of Education recognizes WCPSS assistant principal

LisaReid2Wake Early College of Health and Sciences Assistant Principal Lisa Reid was awarded the Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellowship for Public School Administrators in North Carolina for 2014-15 by the NC State University College of Education Leadership Program. The award recognizes doctoral students who demonstrate the capacity for significant or creative leadership. Reid is one of three doctoral candidates to receive the prestigious award this year.

Microsoft blog highlights Green Hope teacher’s success

Green Hope High teacher Marty Roettgen is highlighted in a Microsoft blog article on her success in teaching students Microsoft Office skills. Roettgen is 3-for-3 with national champions in the Certiport Microsoft Office competition in her three years teaching the 2010 Microsoft Excel and Access courses. The article notes her most recent national champ, Daniel Hill was offered a paid summer internship for his Microsoft Excel expertise and will be applying for colleges this fall.



Baileywick teacher named NC Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

Baileywick Elementary teacher Rebecca Norkus has just been named the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of NC. Continue Reading . . .

Bugg teacher attends Library of Congress institute

Bugg Magnet Elementary librarian Chris Tuttell is currently in Washington, DC where she met Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland today for a personal tour of the Civil Rights exhibit at the American History Museum. Tuttell was selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. Continue Reading . . .

Board appoints principals, APs to schools at June 17 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its June 17 meeting:

  • Amelia Ahart has been appointed Assistant Principal at Zebulon Elementary School.
  • James Argent has been appointed Principal at Knightdale High School.
  • Danny Barnes has been appointed Interim Principal at Panther Creek High School.
  • Nicole Cush has been appointed Assistant Principal at Southeast Raleigh High School.

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15 WCPSS teachers named Kenan Fellows

The Kenan Fellows Program named 15 Wake County Public School System teachers 2014-15 Kenan Fellows. The 15 WCPSS teachers are among 51 teachers from across the state selected for the program. Continue Reading . . .

Former East Millbrook student wins school cash for her Teacher Story

An article by a student who attended East Millbrook Magnet Middle in 2001 praising one of the school’s teachers earned the school $1,000 in the Teacher Stories contest.

Student Lauren Casteen entered the contest to write about former East Millbrook teacher Ron Jones and the impact he had on her. Continue Reading . . .

Board appoints new principals, assistant principals at June 3 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its June 3 meeting:

  • Nancy Allen has been appointed Principal at the Durant Road Middle School.
  • Edye Morris Bryant has been appointed Principal at Davis Drive Middle School.

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WCPSS bus driver finishes second in state bus roadeo

WCPSS bus driver Billy McKemey finished in second place at the annual State School Bus Roadeo held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. McKemey earned a $400 cash prize for his second place finish.

McKemey earned the chance to compete in the state finals by winning first place at both the District III and Wake County Bus Roadeos. McKemey is a driver in the WCPSS Holly Springs Transportation District. Continue Reading . . .