One-Day Conference on Enhancing Effectiveness of SROs

The CCRESA is offering a free session on Monday, April 24th at the McKimmon Center from 9am-3:30pm on Strengthening Partnerships with SROs, Law Enforcement Agencies, and the Courts.  We have a strong line-up of presenters and panelists for our general sessions and four very strong breakout sessions will be facilitated by staff in the districts in our region.



If you would like to participate, please register here.  We have plenty of seats available and lunch is provided.


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AASA’s National Superintendent of the Year Finalist

Jim Merrill from Wake County Schools has been selected  to be one of four finalists for AASA’s National Superintendent of the Year. More information is available at http://www.aasa.org/. The program is co-sponsored by AramarkVALIC and AASA, the 2017 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at AASA’s National Conference on Education, March 2-4, 2017, in New Orleans, La.
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Jim Merrill Named NCSBA & NCASA Superintendent of the Year

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Dr. Jim Merrill from Wake County Schools

We have a great bunch of superintendents in the CCRESA, and Dr. Merrill will be an excellent representative at the state and national level.  This is the third time that Dr. Merrill has been named a state Superintendent of the Year, twice in North Carolina and once in Virginia.  As the 2017 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Merrill will compete on the national level for Superintendent of the Year at the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education, to be held March 2-4, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

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Mission Critical: Preparing District Teams to Support the Digital Transition

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NC State Friday Institute

The fifth and final session for this year of the Mission Critical: Preparing District Teams to Support the Digital Transition program was held on Thursday, May 19th at the Friday Institute.  During this session, participating districts reviewed their recently updated Digital Learning Rubrics and were introduced to a template for creating a plan of action for their districts. Participating districts will reconvene next year on October 4th to share their success stories and the plans that they have developed.

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Managing a Personalized Learning Environment

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District Teams at the Pearson facilitated session.

On December 10-11th, Laurie Fowler and Jason McCormick, consultants with Pearson, worked with teams from 10 districts on how to successfully implement a Personalized Learning Environment. You can link to their resource-filled Padlet by clicking here.

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District Teams Establishing Baselines for Student Success

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Lisa Ashe, Secondary Mathematics Consultant at NCDPI

This month we concluded the math PD offered by Lisa Ashe, Joe Reaper, Kitty Rutherford, and Denise Schulz from DPI’s math section, headed up by Jennifer Curtis. School-based elementary and secondary teams from several districts attended separate full-day sessions in October and December. The PD was based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ book, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

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