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June 24, 2022

 This week as a Board, we had three meetings: Work Session, Board Meeting, and Facilities Committee. At the Tuesday, June 21st Work Session: Dr. Gardner, Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning; Dr. McMillen, Assistant Superintendent, Data, Research, and Accountability; Michael Martin, Educational Consultant, RTI Education Services; and Dr. Nash, Educational Consultant, RTI Education Services; continued to guide discussions with the Board in support of the Strategic Plan. There were several suggestions provided by the Board. To view the presentation, click here . Russ Smith, Senior Director, Security; and Kendrick Scott, Senior Administrator, Security; provided information about the Office of Security and highlighted procedures that are in place to promote and support the safety of students and staff. Use this link to access the presentation. Click here to watch the recording of the June 21st Work Session. At the Tuesday, June 21st Board Meeting: Superintendent Moore provided an overv
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June 17, 2022

This week was full of celebrations! On Monday, I attended Score Academy's Graduation. On Tuesday, I attended Apex Friendship's Graduation. On Wednesday, I attended Cary and Green Hope's graduations. On Thursday, I attended Apex High School's graduation. Later on Thursday, I hosted another D9 Connection Meeting.  Congratulations to all the 2022 graduates! Thank you to the staff, families, and community supporters for encouraging these students along the way. This week as a Board, we had no meetings. Next week as a Board, we have the following meetings (Please remember these meetings will be streamed live on the  WCPSS YouTube Channel .): Tuesday, June 21st at 4:00 pm- Work Session. Items on the agenda are work in support of the Strategic Plan and Overview of WCPSS Office of Security. Use  this link  to access the agenda. Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30 pm- Board Meeting.* Some of the items on the agenda are multiple contracts for maintenance and operations, technology, home h

June 10, 2022

On Monday, I visited Ms. McCaslin's 8th grade class at Mills Park Middle School for student presentations on sustainability. The students had researched concerns, chosen some possible solutions, created models, and did a fantastic job articulating their ideas and findings. On Thursday, I visited Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary School to see and learn more about the work being done around sustainability. Laura Wood, the Environmental Connections Integration Specialist, provided a wonderful tour and shared exciting information about the great things happening at Lincoln Heights.  On Friday, I had the honor of attending the Project SEARCH Graduation! Congratulations graduations! On Saturday, I will be attending Phillips HS graduation. This week as a Board, we had three meetings: Finance Committee, Work Session, and Board Meeting. At the Tuesday, June 7th Finance Committee: Terri Kimzey, Senior Director, Budget; and Dr. Muttillo, Assistant Superintendent, Hu

June 3, 2022

Monday was Memorial Day. It was a beautiful day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country. On Wednesday, I hosted a D9 Connection Meeting. This week as a Board, we had one meeting: Policy Committee. At the Tuesday, May 31st Policy Committee Meeting: Dr. McMillen, Assistant Superintendent, Data, Research, and Accountability; presented a revised Board Policy 3410: Testing and Assessment Program. The revisions reflect updates made by the North Carolina School Boards Association. There were adjustments suggested by the Board. This revised policy will be presented for first reading at the June 7th Board Meeting. To review the revised policy, click here . Emily Mountford, Senior Director, Office of Professional Learning; presented a new Board policy.  Policy 3432: Professional Learning Communities will be a WCPSS-specific policy as there is no corresponding NC School Boards Association policy. To access her presentation, use this link . Click here to view the

May 27, 2022

On Tuesday, I attended the Wake STEM Early College HS graduation. Congratulations class of 2022! On Tuesday evening, I attended the Wake County Teacher Assistant Association's (WCTAA) 36th Annual Teacher Assistant of the Year Banquet. It was an honor to celebrate each school's Teacher Assistant of the Year, the 10 finalists, and the 2022 WCTAA's Teacher Assistant of the Year-Richard Jones, River Bend Elementary. Congratulations! It was also nice to celebrate six Teacher Assistants (or IAs) retiring. Each of them had at least two decades of service and dedication to our students, families, and staff! On Wednesday, I attended the Green Hope HS Athletic Signing Celebration. Well done student athletes! I then headed to Cary High School for the 2022 Athletic Awards Ceremony. It was a magnificent evening celebrating all the Cary HS athletic teams, senior athletes, and athletic training program. Excellent job athletes, coaches, Ryan Rodgers-Athletic Director, and Eric Hall-Athleti

May 20, 2022

On Wednesday, I attended West Cary Middle School's Spring Concert for Beginning and Concert Band. It was spectacular! Well done students and Band Director-Ryan Anderson. A special shoutout to the guest musicians from Cary High. After the concert, I was able to visit their Art Gallery and view all the amazing artwork. Excellent job artists and Art Teacher-Lial Miller! Later on Wednesday, I hosted a D9 Connection Meeting. On Friday, I attended the Future Teachers Luncheon. It was so exciting to celebrate those being hired by WCPSS for the 2022-23 school year and those still working through this program. Use this link to learn more about the Future Teachers Program. This week as a Board, we had two meetings: Work Session and Board Meeting. At the Tuesday, May 17th Work Session: One item, the 2022-25 WCPSS AIG Plan, was removed from the agenda due to a staff member's emergency. Representatives from the School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) provided an update on seven key areas fr

May 13, 2022

On Monday, I visited Northwoods Elementary, met some students, and had the opportunity to sit down and listen to feedback and ideas from a teacher. On Tuesday evening, I attended Cary High School's Drama Club Show, To Art and Beyond. The performance was fantastic! Congratulations to the cast, crew and directors- Maddie Alger and Sam Bryant (both Seniors). On Wednesday, I enjoyed attending the Teacher of the Year Banquet. We celebrated the Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award winners, each school's Teacher of the Year, the 20 semifinalists, the 10 finalists, and the 2022-23 WCPSS Teacher of the Year- Caroline Olson. Ms. Olson has been an Extended Content Standards teacher since 2015. Congratulations! On Thursday, I had a blast at Davis Drive Middle School's Spring Dance Show! Excellent performance students and Dance Director-Mrs. Winans. A special shoutout to the dancers in Mr. Geist and Mrs. Stevenson-Bennet's classes. Inclusion rocks! Congratulations to the dance