Dr. Ethan Lenker from Pitt County Schools Named Regional Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Lenker received his award at the Summer Leadership Conference in Asheville, NC.

CCRESA’s member superintendents selected Pitt County School’s Dr. Ethan Lenker as the North Central Regional Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Lenker is now a candidate for the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, the selection of which will occur later this fall after a series of interviews consisting of the various regional winners from across the state.  The NC State Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the North Carolina School Boards Association annual conference in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Congratulations Dr. Lenker on this very well deserved recognition!
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Local Alternative Teacher Preparation Program

The CCRESA, partnering with RTI,  has been hard at work finalizing details for the LATP Program set to kick off this summer.  This 3 year program is a collaborative effort of 15 of our member districts to implement an intense, accelerated teacher licensure program.  First or second year lateral entry middle and high school teachers are eligible to participate.  Participants will teach in their school districts and complete course work simultaneously. The vision of this program is to grow a high-quality teacher pipeline while raising the bar for teacher preparation.

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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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