Johnson earns regional Career Technical Education distinction

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Sharon Johnson, standing second from left, accepted the 2015 CTE Administrator of the Year Award for North Carolina's Southwest Region.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Sharon Johnson, standing second from left, accepted the 2015 CTE Administrator of the Year Award for North Carolina’s Southwest Region.

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

HAMLET — Sharon Johnson, director of Career and Technical Education in Richmond County Schools, was presented on Tuesday night the 2015 CTE Administrator of the Year Award in North Carolina’s Southwest Region.

Ann Calcuitt, Southwest Region NC CTE coordinator, presented the award and topped off the congratulations with a plant from the district’s horticulture program.

“This is a surprise, y’all,” Johnson said. “A big surprise.”

The announcement was celebrated by Johnson’s mother, brother, sister, and other family members.

Kenan Fellow

Felix Nagy-Lup, a math teacher at the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy, was recognized on Tuesday as a Kenan Fellow.

Kelly DeLong, director of K-12 Math and Science for Richmond County Schools, said Nagy-Lup and 39 other teachers across North Carolina will spend five weeks this summer in a STEM-centric environment that focuses on career exploration.

The year-long fellowship will culminate in the fellows’ design, development and implementation “of a cutting-edge program” into the local school system.

Nagy-Lup will work with Amy Hamilton Forrester, of FirstHealth of the Carolinas, for a “Patients in the Classroom” program.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Melissa Watkins, center, with Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Melissa Watkins, center, with Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman.

Everyday Heroes

Two individuals from the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy were recognized during Tuesday night’s monthly public meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education as Everyday Heroes.

Susan Williams is a guidance counselor at the school and Melissa Watkins is a janitor. Ashley-Michelle Thublin, the district’s public information officer, read from a letter of nomination by Ninth Grade Academy Principal Pam Patterson about the qualities both exude to earn such recognition.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Susan Williams, center, with Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Susan Williams, center, with Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman.

Pledge of Allegiance

Ruben Gonzalez-Ramirez , a first-grader at West Rockingham Elementary School, led those in attendance of Tuesday’s public meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Ruben Gonzalez-Ramirez , a first-grader at West Rockingham Elementary School, led those in attendance of Tuesday's public meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Ruben Gonzalez-Ramirez , a first-grader at West Rockingham Elementary School, led those in attendance of Tuesday’s public meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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