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What Do You Know That You Were Not Taught? The Year of the Teacher.

NCCS 2016 Teachers of the Year and Principal of the Year

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Mock Trials in the Classroom

A mock trial in the classroom is an effective learning tool to help students develop useful knowledge about the law, questioning techniques, critical thinking, and oral advocacy skills.  Good mock trials will also leave student participants with an appreciation of the difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in attempting to present all relevant facts and legal arguments and insure ... Read More »

Angie Sigmon Receives the Milken Educator Diamond Pin!

Angie Sigmon accepts Milken Pin

Angie Sigmon, first grade teacher at Shuford Elementary School,  was named North Carolina’s latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize in October of 2014. State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who have received the Milken Educator Award for the 2014–15 ... Read More »

Letterland Trainer Named at South Newton Elementary School

Shannon Mullins is a second grade teacher at South Newton Elementary School.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, and has taught elementary school for seventeen years.  In 2011, she obtained a Master’s degree in Reading Education with an emphasis in Classroom Clinical instruction.  Mrs.Mullins enjoys teaching and has a specific interest in ... Read More »

Angie Sigmon Attends Forum as a Teacher Ambassador

The Institute for Emerging Issues held it’s 29th annual forum on February 10th and 11th.  This forum provides North Carolina’s citizens a chance to come together and discuss emerging issues in education.  Speakers at the forum included June Atkinson, Governor Pat McCrory, Karyn Dickerson, and Ron Clark.   Angie Sigmon, was selected from over three hundred applicants to participate in ... Read More »