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Education shoutouts

Hanford Dole Elementary School

The following students were named Good Citizens for the month of September.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten: Jacob McCubbins, Camaurion Canon, Dakaia Jackson, Ava Garcia and Shanaya Cowan.

First grade: Bri’An Hyatt, Alecia Zapata, Aaliyah Hurd and Shalay Rios.
Second grade: James Carmichael, Jayda Harrington, Zoriah Feamster, Jameir Duren and Marcel Hovis.
Third grade: Devan Dearth, Sophia Collins, Corderious Mason, Isabella Thomas and Autumn Granet.
Fourth grade: Jonah Edmiston, Madison Brewer, Daniela Salas-Donaire, Eric Delgado and Veronica Herrick.
Fifth grade: Ty’Kevion Davis, Kaleb McCubbin, Alan Goodman, Marcus Green, Sammy Moose and Bryan Alston.

Overton Elementary School

The following individuals were recognized at Overton Elementary School in the month of October as First Class Scholars for demonstrating the character trait “purposeful:”

Kindergarten: Bently Presnell, Jaleanna Studevent and Jude Hammill.
First grade: Ayanna Staley, Zoey Cochran and Kervon McLaren.
Second grade: Mysion Mingo, Gabriela Rosero and Mia Conforti.
Third grade: Adelyn Hammill, Mac Robinson and Gavin Hall.
Fourth grade: Anthony Decuir, Jacey Yerena, Delilah Lamanna, Marlee Speir and Liah Duenaz Reyes.
Fifth grade:  Brooklynne Witherspoon, Trazelle Ward, Za’Maria Nero and Joshua Calkins.

Teacher of the Year receives Kirk Scholarship

At the Sept. 24 Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education business meeting, Jesse Carson High’s math teacher, Zachary Overcash, received the Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. Honored Educator Scholarship award.

Phil Kirk made the presentation to Overcash, the district’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. The Kirk Scholarship covers the costs associated for a five-day seminar at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

In 2006, the Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching honored Mr. Kirk for being one of North Carolina’s best-known advocates for education by establishing the scholarship fund. Mr. Kirk presents the scholarship each year to the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year. This marks the tenth consecutive year that Kirk has provided this scholarship to a Rowan-Salisbury teacher.

Early College teacher receives national honor 

Theresa Pierce, world history Teacher at Rowan County Early College was honored by the Board of Education on Sept. 24.

Pierce received the national “2018 Distinguished Teacher Achievement Award for K-12” for Excellence in Geography Teaching by the National Council for Geographic Education. The award was presented at the annual National Conference on Geography Education held in Quebec Canada in early August.

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. NCGE supports geography teaching at all levels—from kindergarten through university.

RSS Chief Technology Officer receives Orbie Award 

Candace Salmon-Hosey is the recipient of the 2018 Chief Information Officer of the Year ORBIE Award in the schools and nonprofit education organizations division. The award is presented through the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association.

The ORBIE Award recognizes chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected through an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients. The ORBIE is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind.

Hosey received the ORBIE award in August at the Charlotte CIO of the Year Awards Ceremony that was held at the Westin Charlotte.




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