Proclamation Gets Approval
The Board pledged its support to recognize February 4 – 8, 2013, as National School Counseling Week in the Cumberland County Schools. The system supports school counselors’ work to (1) help students explore their abilities, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career awareness; (2) help parents and teachers focus on ways to further the educational, personal and social growth of students; and (3) identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and complement counseling programs that help students become productive members of society.
Administrative Recommendations Approved
Larry Harris, Assistant Principal, Anne Chesnutt Middle
Student government leader Tremayne Vickerie from Seventy-First High School served as the ex-officio member of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, recognized Dr. Debra Thompson, a teacher at Mary McArthur Elementary School, who was recently announced as Cumberland County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s 2012 Teacher of Excellence at the 62nd Conference of Exceptional Children in Greensboro.
Yolanda Epps, an assistant principal at Douglas Byrd High School, was also recognized after recently being named by the North Carolina Association of Principals and Assistant Principals as the 2013 North Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. Epps will go on to compete on the national level where the winner will be announced in Washington, DC, in the spring.
Musselwhite also introduced December’s Amazing Acts of Character honorees Davis Ryan from Glendale Acres Elementary School; Aniaya Cox from Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School; Jada McDowell from Gray’s Creek High School; and Ryan Will from Massey Hill Classical High School. The four award recipients, chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character,’ were also personally congratulated by the members of the Board.
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