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2024 NC Principals of the Year

Beckie Spears named 2024 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year
May 28, 2024

Congratulations to Appalachian State University alumna, Beckie Spears '15 on being named the 2024 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Yea...

Student and Teacher Come 'Full Circle' as J.V. Washam Educators
May 28, 2024

Olivia Bartholomew-Schoch discovered her love of reading in fourth grade while attending J.V. Washam Elementary. She credits her teacher, Jessica Mize...

Hakanson named top teacher
May 17, 2024

Charleston County School District (CCSD) staff members surprised North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School (NCCAES) teacher McKenna Hakanson on...

Stable child care in Watauga County would add 300 employees to the local economy, study finds
May 17, 2024

Insufficient child care is keeping 300 individuals out of the labor pool in Watauga County, a new study estimates....

Wooten named teacher of the year
Apr 25, 2024

Wilkes Central High School social studies teacher Breanna Wooten was recognized as the Wilkes County Schools’ 2024-25 teacher of the year Tuesday ni...

Watauga County Childcare Study Data Released
Apr 18, 2024

The Watauga Economic Development Commission and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive study of the...

The ETL team pictured with school administrator and leaders who attended a summer convening session to learn more about supporting teachers in the self-directed learning process.

Grantee Spotlight
Apr 9, 2024

Empowering Teacher Learning (ETL) focuses on shifting the way teachers engage with professional learning to maintain licensure in rural, western ...

County partnerships hold key to teacher recruitment and retention, new report finds
Mar 25, 2024

North Carolina schools are working to build a more solid pipeline of teachers. From calling for more financial incentives to training people making ca...

Randolph Announces New Chief Diversity Officer
Mar 7, 2024

Randolph College has announced the appointment of Charles E. Gibson, III as the new chief diversity officer and director of the Office of Diversity, I...