Board Action – June 11, 2013
Published by Laurie Pender on June 12, 2013

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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education 
Regular Meeting

June 11, 2013 


Administrative Recommendations Approved

Ardry Adams, Armstrong Elementary
Candace Cook, Sherwood Park Elementary

Assistant Principals
Lisa Harris, Brentwood Elementary
April Gaydosh, Cliffdale Elementary
Michael Picciano, Douglas Byrd Middle

Director of Health Services
Shirley Johnson, Central Services

English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist
Merideth Colville, Central Services

Principal Reassignments
Don Cahill, Bill Hefner Elementary
Rhonda McNatt, Lucile Souders Elementary
Tammy Holland, Manchester Elementary
Janet Kehoe, South View Middle
Shanessa Fenner, W.T. Brown Elementary

Assistant Principal Reassignments
Marian Edwards Ridgeway, Douglas Byrd High
Keneen Culbreth, Douglas Byrd Middle
Naomi Pyle, Max Abbott Middle
Patricia Griffin, Seventy-First High
Teresa Warner, Seventy-First Classical Middle

Board Approves Centennial Graduation Proclamation 
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing Fayetteville Terry Sanford High School’s Centennial Graduation as a major milestone in the history of the school and the school system. Two hundred-eighty students marched during the June 6 graduation exercises. The school first opened its doors on September 22, 1913.

Media Center Named After Former Educator
Approval came from the Board to name the media center/library at Anne Chesnutt Middle School in honor of William Edward Murphy, former principal of Anne Chesnutt High School (1944-1969) and the Anne Chesnutt Alumni Association. Principal Tonjai Robertson wrote in her letter of support: “Mr. Murphy began working diligently and hard by charting and steering the school on a course that improved the curriculum and status in both the community and the state.” For many years, Anne Chesnutt High was the only high school available for African Americans living in Cumberland County, west of the Cape Fear River.

Local Performance Learning Center Gets a New Name
The Board approved changing Fuller Performance Learning Center to Alger B. Wilkins High School, effective July 1.

Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, introduced Principal Janet Kehoe and Assistant Principal Teresa Warner, members of the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP), to present the Association’s scholarship recipients and Assistant Principals of the Year:

Scholarship Recipients – Shaun Jones (Massey Hill Classical High); Sierra Tolbert (Gray’s Creek High); Sana Tehsin (Terry Sanford High); Emily Sheffield (Pine Forest High); Alexis Bellamy (E.E. Smith High); Dominique McClain (South View High); Sabriya Dobbins (Seventy-First High); Anjali Mani (Jack Britt High); Jeffrey Cox (Cape Fear High); DeLantra Johnson (Westover High); Andrew Nyce (Reid Ross Classical High); Harris Hamed (Cross Creek Early College High); Ifeyinwa Umerah (Howard Health and Life Sciences High); and Kyle Campbell (Douglas Byrd High).

Assistant Principals of the Year – Antoine McGill from Rockfish Elementary; Sophia Luke Taylor from Mac Williams Middle; Caroline Whitley from Hope Mills Middle; and Phyllis Jackson from Gray’s Creek High.


Board of Education

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Greg West

Michael Boose

Kim Fisher

James McLauchlin
District #2

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Larry Lancaster
District #4

Susan Williams
District #5

Macky Hall
District #6

Frank Till


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