BCS Advantage Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 17

Ms. Sellers being interviewed for the State Principal of the Year video. Best of the Best By Stacia Harris, Communications Department Doris Sellers, principal of A.C. Reynolds High School and 2017 Buncombe County Schools (BCS) Principal of the Year, has gone on to earn the distinction of being named the North Carolina Western Region Principal of the Year. “This certainly is an honor for me,” says Mrs. Sellers. “I look forward to representing A.C. Reynolds High School, Buncombe County Schools, and our region at the state level to show the strength of public education. I proudly say that I am a product of Buncombe County Schools, and I have enjoyed a 28-year career as a math teacher and administrator in BCS. I will continue to advocate for our students to have the opportunity to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts through the programs offered in our schools.” As the Western Region Principal of the Year, Mrs. Sellers will have opportunities to speak to groups around the state as a representative of both her profession and our district. The Principal of the Year competition is sponsored by Wells Fargo. As the regional winner, Mrs. Sellers will receive a monetary award for both herself and her school. Sellers is one of 8 regional winners across the state who will compete for North Carolina Principal of the Year. The decision will be based on portfolios and interviews with all the candidates conducted in March. The state winner will be announced in late spring. Ms. Sellers pictured with Amy Laughter (DPI), the day she was surprised with the news she’s been named Regional Principal of the year. “What an outstanding honor for Mrs. Sellers and A.C. Reynolds High School,” says Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin. “Her selection as Regional Principal of the Year is extremely well-deserved. She will be an excellent representative of our school system as she continues on in the Principal of the Year process.” 15