Board Action – June 10, 2014
Published by Laurie Pender on June 11, 2014

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

June 10, 2014 


Administrative Recommendations Approved
The Board approved the following administrative recommendations: 
Grants Development Coordinator
Central Services     Andrea Quick

Instructional Materials and Resources Coordinator
Central Services          Pam Phelps

District Instructional Coach
Educational Resource Center  Kimberly Frazee

Director for Professional Development
Educational Resource Center   Dr. Theresa Perry

Walker-Spivey ElementaryErica McAdoo
Mary McArthur ElementaryTanya Gonzales
Gray’s Creek MiddleLisa Stewart
Sunnyside ElementarySheri Bain
Eastover-Central ElementaryAshley Porter
Alma Easom PrimaryRebecca McAlister
Long Hill ElementaryMonica Carter
Cumberland Mills ElementaryJohn McMillan
T.C. Berrien ElementaryBrenda Winfrey-Knox
William H. Owen ElementaryAntigone (Toni) Peek

Superintendent’s Contract Renewed
In a 5-4 vote, members of the Board approved Superintendent Dr. Frank Till’s contract with the district for three more years of service until 2018. Dr. Till has been superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools since 2009.

Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, recognized the following individuals/groups to make special presentations:

      • Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP) – Members of the CCAPAP Scholarship Committee presented the following 15 local high school seniors as 2014 CCAPAP Scholarship recipients: Ashlyn Jones from Pine Forest High; Anthony Greene from Seventy-First High; Shaily Aghera from Jack Britt High; Erin Kehoe from South View High; Ju Yeon Song from Douglas Byrd High; Jasmine Blowe from Howard Health and Life Sciences High; Samuel Shumate from Massey Hill Classical High; Dillon Chabot from Cape Fear High; Cody Weyhrich from Gray’s Creek High; Tyler Francis from Westover High; Jennifer White from Terry Sanford High; Ianira Williams from A.B. Wilkins High; Janai Gaston from E.E. Smith High; Christofer Brothers from Reid Ross Classical High; and Charlene Ballard from Cross Creek Early College High. Scholarship Committee member and Principal Teresa Warner made the presentation.
      • The Teaching Excellence in Global Education Awards Program – Teachers Andi Webb from Alderman Road Elementary; Avery Cameron from Vanstory Hills Elementary; Amber Holland from South View Middle; Rebecca Dean from Reid Ross Classical High; and Nicole Rumley from Reid Ross Classical High were presented as Faces in the Community Teaching Excellence in Global Education Award winners. The awards program is designed to recognize and honor a select group of teachers who develop and implement creative strategies to infuse global education concepts and/or competencies into a lesson plan or unit of study. The presentation was made by Dr. Inder Nijhawan, professor emeritus in the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University.

Musselwhite recognized Anne Nimocks, the executive director of the Youth Growth Stock Trust, and Robert Hines, the president and CEO of United Way of Cumberland County, for their work this school year in ensuring that over $315,000 in grant monies was used to fund 19 different innovative educational endeavors through the schools and Central Services. The Youth Growth Stock Trust, which is administered by the United Way of Cumberland County, is made possible through an anonymous benefactor.

High school seniors Kaely Churchill, Jesus Gonzalez-Ventura, Rene Nunez-Jusino and Felipe Silva from South View High School; Amber Jones and James Moore from Jack Britt High School; and Jodi Monroe and Aamir Ruffin from Terry Sanford High School were recognized by Musselwhite as the Cumberland County Schools’ 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education Scholarship recipients. As a 2013 Broad Finalist, the CCS was able to award each scholar a two- or four-year college scholarship.

Musselwhite also recognized one of April’s ‘Amazing Act of Character’ honorees Robert Cartwright from Westover Middle School. He was chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character.’ Personal congratulations were extended to Robert from each member of the Board.



Board of Education

Greg West

James McLauchlin
District #2

Michael Boose

Kim Fisher

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Larry Lancaster
District #4

Susan Williams
District #5

Macky Hall
District #6

Frank Till


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