The N.C. Athletic Education Association named East Wake High coach Melissa Bell the N.C. Female High School Coach of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Bell coaches at East Wake High and teaches at Wendell Middle. Continue Reading . . .
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Recipient Susan Sweney is based at Lufkin Road Middle School and has worked in the Wake County Public School System for the past 12 years. Her job is to work with students and families to tackle challenges outside of school that prevent students from doing their best in class—whether it be illness, poverty, or homelessness.
“If you could see the level and talent of my coworkers, it’s quite an honor,” Sweney said. “I’m surrounded by really great colleagues. They’re experts in what they do. It’s an honor even to be among them, let alone win the award.” Continue Reading . . .
School psychologist Leigh Goble celebrated a big victory this fall doing something that would make her happy—visiting a classroom to read a warm Thanksgiving story to second-graders, who sprawled across the carpet and stretched their necks to see the pictures.
Goble pulled a rocking chair to a corner in Susan Morison’s classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School. Ms. Morison announced their esteemed visitor.
“Ms. Goble is here today for a very special reason,” Ms. Morison said. “She won a very big award. She is the best school psychologist. And not just here. She’s the best in the whole, entire, state.”
The children gasped. Ms. Goble smiled.
Holly Ridge elementary and middle school are indeed home to the year’s top practitioner of school psychology, according to the N.C. School Psychology Association. The group presented Goble with the award at its recent fall conference. Continue Reading . . .
WCPSS teachers may apply for a Kenan Fellowship, an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at NC State Dec. 16, 2013 – Feb. 9, 2014. Continue Reading . . .
The NC Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance presented Vance Elementary teacher Tonya Wicker with a Friends of NCAAHPERD Grant at its convention in Raleigh. Continue Reading . . .
The NC Physical Education Association named Southeast Raleigh Magnet High teacher Cheryl Logan the NC High School Teacher of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Continue Reading . . .
One hundred and nine WCPSS educators have renewed their certificates from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. National Board certification is a rigorous professional program that helps teachers improve their teaching and school leadership so they can continue to increase student achievement. Participation in the program is voluntary, and highly regarded.
Although state-licensing systems set basic requirements for teachers, National Board certified teachers demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills, and practices. Continue Reading . . .
The North Carolina English Teachers Association named Hunter Magnet Elementary fifth grade teacher Angela Parham the association’s Outstanding Literacy Teacher of the Year at its annual conference. Continue Reading . . .
Three WCPSS employees swept the awards portion of the recent annual N.C. School Counselor Association conference. Each of the counselors was named the 2013 N.C. School Counselor of the Year for her school level.
The counselors are Lisbeth Fillard of Middle Creek Elementary School, Kerri Bridges of Salem Middle School, and Laura Inscoe of Wakefield High School. Each was named a 2013 WCPSS School Counselor of the Year in June, and nominated for the state-level award.
“We are so grateful for the work of all of our school counselors, and for their endless support of students and families,” said Crystal Reardon, Director of Counseling for WCPSS. “These three professionals are standouts among a talented group of school counselors, and it is with much pride that we recognize them as leaders in our district and our state.”
Teachers from Dillard Drive Middle and Centennial Campus Magnet Middle have been selected to participate in a WGBH-TV project to help support teachers nationwide with a focus on teaching literacy within various disciplines. Continue Reading . . .