Recognized for attaining professional credential
In late November, fourteen Dare County faculty members received the good news that they successfully completed National Board Certification, bringing Dare County's total in this prestigious group to 96; approximately 25% of the districts classroom teachers. At the Board of Education's January 10 meeting at Manteo Elementary School, two of the fourteen - Manteo Elementary School art teacher Mari Beth LaRose and Dare County Alternative School teacher Deb Sauls - were recognized for attaining this professional credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. From left, Board member Dr. Walter Holton, Deb Sauls, Mari Beth LaRose, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sue Burgess.
Board of Education recognizes stand-out employees
Dare County Schools Employee of the Year program recognizes employees who exhibit dependability and dedication, produce outstanding quality of work, and make unique contributions to the mission of Dare County Schools. Manteo Elementary School staff selected school finance officer Judy Oesting as 2011-2012 Employee of the Year; Oesting is in her eighth year at Manteo Elementary School. Dare County Alternative School staff selected technology coordinator DuWayne Gibbs to honor as Employee of the Year; Gibbs is in his fifth year in Dare County Schools. From left, Board of Education member Dr. Walter Holton, DuWayne Gibbs, and Judy Oesting with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sue Burgess.
MES Teacher of the Year Rendy King Honored by Board of Education
At its January 10 meeting at Manteo Elementary School, the Dare County Board of Education recognized Title I teacher Rendy King for being chosen by the MES faculty to represent them as 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year. King is in her 32nd year as a Dare County educator, her 3rd year at Manteo Elementary School. She has served as the district’s lead Title I teacher for the past eight years. From left, Board member Dr. Walter Holton, King, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sue F. Burgess.
Four time CAFR Award Recipient
For the fourth consecutive year, under the leadership of Chief Financial Officer Anna McGinnis, Dare County Schools Finance Department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. This award means that Dare County Schools financial reporting met the highest standards in governmental accounting. McGinnis and the finance department staff were recognized for the achievement at the Board's January 10th meeting at MES. From left, Board member Walter Holton, Anna McGinnis with staff members Sherry Wescott, Missy Braddy, Barbara Nichols, Betty Selby, and Susie Walters with Superintendent of Schools Sue Burgess.