Parent Teacher Magazine Rowan-Salisbury Schools Sept/Oct 2018 - Page 8

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Announce: Teacher Of The Year And Principal Of The Year PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR Jesse Carson High School Teacher Zachary Overcash is the new 2018-2019 Rowan-Salisbury ‘Teacher of the Year.’ The announcement was made at the district’s annual ‘Back to School Conference' held on August 21st at East Rowan High School. Kelly Withers, principal at South Rowan High School, was named the 2018-2019 Rowan- Salisbury ‘Principal of the Year.’ The announcement was made this morning by Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody assisted by the RSS 2017-2018 Principal of the Year Angelo DelliSanti. Overcash was honored, along with 34 other teachers representing each school in the district, following Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody’s opening session to teachers titled, ‘Inspiring Passionate Engagement in Learning.’ The Rowan- Salisbury Board of Education, Dr. Moody, and the 2017-2018 RSS Teacher of the Year, Abby Covington, presented each teacher with an engraved medal and certificate. Withers was selected among 5 finalists. In addition to Withers, the finalists included: n Lisa Sigmon from Bostian Elementary n Kris Wolfe from Cleveland and Woodleaf Elementary schools n Marvin Moore from Isenberg Elementary n Brooke Zehmer from Landis Elementary With the title of “Teacher of the Year,” Overcash received a new 2018 Jeep Compass from Gerry Wood Auto Group presented by Brad Wood and Dillon Brewer. This entitles Overcash to a free car-lease for the school year. In addition, Overcash received a plaque along with a $1,000 reimbursement grant for school supplies presented by Rowan Partners for Education Co-Chair Susan Steele and Rowan County Chamber of Commerce President Elaine Spalding. Amy Brannigan from Belk of Salisbury presented Withers with a $250 gift certificate. Approximately 1600 teachers and administrators filled the East Rowan gym with cheers when the announcement was made. Withers began her career as a high school science teacher at West Rowan High School in 2000 and then moved into the position of Assistant Principal at Jesse Carson High in 2006. She became principal at Carson in 2010 before moving to South Rowan High School where she has served as principal since 2014. Overcash has been a math teacher at Carson High since 2007, except for serving one year as a math teacher at South Rowan High in 2013. Overcash was selected among five finalists. In addition to Overcash, the finalists included: n Allison Adams from Erwin Middle n Kathy Mauzy from Faith Elementary n Deborah Jones from Granite Quarry Elementary n Ashley Holshouser from North Rowan Elementary Withers is married to Lee and is the proud mother of three children. Overcash will now move forward in competing for the regional title of Teacher of the Year. The North Carolina State Teacher of the Year will be announced in the spring of 2019 and selected from the regional winners across the state. Withers will now move forward in competing at the regional level for Principal of the Year. The Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year will be announced in the spring of 2019 and selected from regional winners across the state. In 2012, Withers was named RSS Principal of the Year and went on to be selected as the Northwest Regional Principal of the Year. RSS SUMMER iREAD iFEED PROGRAM 2,500 Bags Filled with Books Hundreds of Parent Packets 14 Buses Filled with Bags of Books & Parent Packets At Rowan-Salisbury Schools, taking care of our children continues right on through the summer break. In addition to offering numerous educational camps for our children, our School Nutrition staff remain committed to ensuring that our children continue to receive meals during the summer months. For the second consecutive year, we have merged together our district’s focus on literacy, with our summer meals program in an effort to be sure that our children are keeping nourished both in their bodies and minds. 6 • Sept/Oct 2018• Parent Teacher Magazine  With amazing contributions and hard-joyful work from staff, we set o WBGvF2fW"FR7VW"FFVƗfW"&&w2gV`&&FRw&FRWfV&2FW"6G&VW"V՗V'W2&WFW2@2&VVG'Vǒ7&p7VW"vgBg&6&VF'0766FFR%527VW"V0&w&&V6VfVB6V6g&FR6Ɨ6'W'&v&VF'2766Ff"C#FR&W6VFFv2FRVwW7BFFRgVG2vW&R&6VBF&Vvv`FW&VB76&VB'FR&VF'2vR&RfW'&V6FfRf"FV 7W'BB'FW'66&rf"W"6G&V