Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award SelectionDr. Jane Fields, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education for CCS was recently announced as one of the recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award. This honor is awarded to graduates of the NC School Superintendents’ Association and the NC Alliance for School Leadership Development’s Aspiring Superintendent Program. This program is designed to empower transformational education leaders for North Carolina’s public schools. View full press release.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 15, 2019

        


Recently, three Cumberland County Schools (CCS) leaders graduated from the Aspiring Superintendents Program, a leadership development program sponsored by the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA).

Dr. Mellotta Hill, assistant superintendent of Elementary Instruction, Dr. Jane Fields, assistant superintendent of Secondary Instruction, and Dr. Mindy Vickers, director of School Support, participated in Cohort 3 of the program.

The primary objective of the program is to provide participating educators, who aspire to become superintendents, with information, knowledge, skills, and understanding through experiential learning. The program includes executive coaching, which is designed to support and assist them as they lead and manage school systems in North Carolina as district superintendents. Over time, the overall design is intended to result in enhanced student achievement.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 12, 2019

        


Dr. Connelly’s recommended budget focuses on meeting the needs of the whole child

Fayetteville – The superintendent’s recommended 2019-2020 budget was shared with the Cumberland County Board of Education during its Finance Committee meeting earlier today.

Clyde Locklear, the associate superintendent of CCS’ Business Operations, provided an overview of the budget request, which recommends that the Board ask for an increase of $8.9 million in local funding from the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, for a total request of $89,041,982. This represents an increase of 11.09 percent over last year’s appropriation for the Cumberland County Schools (CCS).
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 5, 2019

        


Dr. Mary Black Associate Superintendent of Student Support ServicesRecently, CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. announced that he would be in and out of the office, for a period of time, to address a personal health issue.

To ensure that school system operations continue to run smoothly during those times when Dr. Connelly has to be out of the office, the Cumberland County Board of Education has approved the appointment of an acting superintendent to serve as needed.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


Photo of CCS Communications and Public Relations Department, Left to Right Renarta Moyd, Laurie Pender, Nakol Lovett, and Lindsay WhitleyDuring the Cumberland County Board of Education’s February 12 regular monthly meeting, the Cumberland County Board of Education recognized the Communications and Public Relations Department for receiving nine state awards from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA).

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) was among 38 school districts in North Carolina to win Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications and public relations during NCSPRA’s annual Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 1 at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 13, 2019

        


Image of CCS' Mentors of the Year - James Chrishon and representing Benjamin Simmons, his wife, Mrs. Simmons taken during the CCS Mentor Appreciation Breakfast held on Friday, January 25, 2019.Fayetteville, N.C. – Today, school board members, educators, students and community partners joined together to celebrate the tremendous work that mentors do every day to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond. The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) held its annual Mentor Appreciation Breakfast at the Educational Resource Center to recognize mentors who volunteer their time to support students throughout the school system.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 25, 2019

        


National Life Group LifeChanger of the Year Logo - child reading bookFayetteville, NC – Shannon Hancock and Vernon Spruill of Cape Fear High School, as well as Richard Patterson of Ed V. Baldwin Elementary School, have been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Hancock, Spruill, and Patterson were nominated by their colleague Rhonda Hill, principal of Ed V. Baldwin Elementary School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 24, 2019

        


Image of Academically/Intellectually Gifted Teacher of the Year 2018-2019 Sherry BrysonCongratulations to Sherry Bryson, Cumberland County Schools Academically/Intellectually Gifted Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. Mrs. Bryson makes it her mission to provide gifted students and high achievers the best possible experiences that challenge them to think outside their comfort zone so that they will have opportunities to grow.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 24, 2019

        


The 9th Annual College Fair was a real success! Check out the photos below.


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Published by Laurie Pender on October 3, 2018

        


blue image of the state of North Carolina with a white star representing the Sandhills Region Education ConsortiumCongratulations to the following principals who recently completed the 2017-18 Sandhills Regional Consortium for Principals in June/Cohort XII.

Meshonda Williams
Ashley Porter
Chad McLamb
Margaret Goodwin
   
The Sandhills Regional Education Consortium (SREC) is a collaboration of 13 K-12 public school districts in southeastern North Carolina. The consortium is a strong partnership working together to ensure the continuous professional development of its members for the ultimate goal of providing the very best teachers and leaders for students in the region.
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on July 16, 2018

        


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