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Congratulations to the following CCS’ employees for recently being applauded as graduates of the Institute of Community Leadership (ICL): David Barrett, a teacher at Terry Sanford High School; Sonja Brown, the data manager at Spring Lake Middle School; Derrell Handberry, a receiving clerk at Operations; Justin Hall, the maintenance dispatch at Operations; and Ocie Stroud-Melvin, a criminal justice teacher at South View High School. The six successfully completed the leadership training class. ICL is Fayetteville and Cumberland County’s joint community leadership program designed to identify, develop, and, empower community members who want to participate in activities that lead to community leadership, volunteer service, and membership on local boards and commissions.

**PLEASE NOTE: ICL Participant applications for Class XV (2018-2019) are currently being accepted. To learn more about ICL or to complete an application, visit www.leadership4us.org. The application deadline is July 17, 2018.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 21, 2018

        


PBIS Award WinnersOn Friday, May 11, 2018, the annual PBIS Awards Day was held. The winners are:
 
PBIS Coach of the Year – Tracie Espinoza of Ireland Drive Middle 
PBIS Staff Member of the Year – Joyce Henry of Raleigh Road Elementary 
PBIS Parent and Community Involvement Award – J.W. Coon Elementary 
PBIS School of the Year – E.E. Miller Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Elementary Schools – Alma O. Easom Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Secondary Schools – Gray’s Creek Middle 
PBIS Dedication of Service Awarded to the Parents of Tamara Sessoms – Sherwood Park Elementary 
 
DoDEA also presented Westover High, South View High, South View Middle, and Ireland Drive Middle with certificates for their participation with PBIS. 
 
We look forward to seeing each one of our PBIS schools next year as we continue to promote positive school climates that increase academics and positive social behaviors. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Assistant Principals of the year are pictured from left to right, Tremaine Canteen, SLMS; Joseph Fankibi, Lake Rim Elementary; and Juelle McDonald PFHS

CCAPAP 2018 Assistant Principals of the Year (pictured l-r) Dr. Tremaine Canteen from Spring Lake Middle School, Joseph Fankibi from Lake Rim Elementary School, and Juelle McDonald from Pine Forest High School

Members of the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP) announced their 2018 Assistant Principals of the Year during a special banquet on April 26 in the Metropolitan Ballroom (Downtown Fayetteville). Educational leaders from across the county recognized the hard work and dedication of three assistant principals from a local elementary, middle, and high school. Congratulations are extended to Assistant Principals Dr. Tremaine Canteen from Spring Lake Middle School, Joseph Fankibi from Lake Rim Elementary School, and Juelle McDonald from Pine Forest High School for receiving such a distinguished honor!

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 27, 2018

        


Eastover-Central Elementary Schools Battle of the Books Team - Region 4 Champs!The Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) team from Eastover-Central Elementary won the Region 4 Elementary Battle of the Books competition today, Friday, April 20!  Seven school districts participated in the competition at the CCS’ Educational Resource Center (Bladen, Clinton City, Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, Robeson, Sampson).  Way to go, Eastover!  The final results were:

1st:  Cumberland County (Eastover Central Elementary)
2nd: Robeson County (Deep Branch Elementary)
3rd:  Hoke County (Rockfish Hoke Elementary)
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 20, 2018

        


Cumberland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently welcomed their new superintendent: Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. 

During a special meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education on Wednesday, April 11, the Board of Education approved Dr. Connelly as superintendent of the CCS. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning in the Wake County Public School system.

Hundreds of school system employees, community members, and the media crowded into the Board Room of the Central Services’ Building for an opportunity to see and meet the new superintendent.

Dr. Connelly has served in the Wake County Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent in addition to his current role. Previously, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division).

Dr. Connelly succeeds former superintendent Dr. Frank Till, effective July 1, 2018. CCS’ Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tim Kinlaw has served as the interim superintendent since June 2017.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Roy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle SchoolRoy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School has received the 2018-19 CCS’ School Social Worker of the Year Award. This award is given to a social worker who has made outstanding contributions to the social-emotional needs, and general welfare of students.  Mr. Mayhew is described by Pamela Story, CCS’ Social Work Coordinator, as a strong mentor, team player, and advocate, with a heart of pure gold. He will now compete for the NCSSWA regional and state social worker of the year. Congratulations Mr. Mayhew!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 5, 2018

        


Picture of Beaver Dam Elementary School staff holding a banner that reads 2017 Title 1 Distinguished School Nominee!Congratulations to Beaver Dam Elementary on being recognized as a Title I Distinguished School Nominee for the 2017-18 school year.  Beaver Dam was selected 1 of only 2 Title 1 schools in NC to be recognized for high performance for two or more consecutive years. There were 1,433 eligible schools!

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


Carrie Childers has been named the 2017 Gifted Coordinator award.The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced today that Carrie Childers has received a 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award. Ms. Childers is an Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Coordinator with Cumberland County (NC) Schools, and she was selected because of her continuing support of all gifted and talented students in her district.  
 
NAGC will recognize Ms. Childers at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention(NAGC17) in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, 2017.


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Published by Laurie Pender on September 21, 2017

        


Leslie Seals , the Cumberland County Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year is from Rockfish Elementary SchoolTeacher from Rockfish Elementary School Takes the Title

Fayetteville – “When we create a real difference in a student academically, emotionally or behaviorally, I feel we have accomplished what is sometimes not recognized by others but is more valuable to the future of our communities and world than a test score,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Leslie Seals, a 4th-grade teacher at Rockfish Elementary School.

The announcement of the 2018 Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year was made during an annual dinner in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom tonight. The presentation took place in front of 86 Teacher-of-the-Year candidates, their guests, school administrators, School Board members, and business partners.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 18, 2017

        


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