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The following members of the Cumberland County Public Schools Custodial Department were recognized at the November meeting of the School Board: Mrs. Karen Critcher (Cumberland High School), Ms. Robbee Brown (Cumberland Middle School), Mrs. Ruth Hampton (Cumberland Middle School), Ms. Kristen Hamby (Cumberland Elementary School), and Ms. Yvonne Brown (Cumberland Elementary School).
The following students were recognized as Students of the Month at the November meeting of the Cumberland School Board: Christopher Friend, 10th grade (son of Ms. Cheryl Friend of Farmville, grandson of Clayton and Nancy Faxon of Cumberland, and great-grandson of Junior and Nancy Midkiff); Ebony Arauz-Tellez, 5th grade (daughter of Marwell Arauz-Zeas and Vanessa Tellez of Cumberland); and Ayzia Bailey, 2nd grade (granddaughter of Bonnie Hampton-Scott of Cartersville).
Cumberland Middle School students in the Learning Through Nature class teamed up with the Cumberland 4-H Extension Office to conduct various labs on soil samples, pH evaluation on soil content, and soil nutrient content. Under the direction of instructor Angela Whittaker, students were engaged in 21st Century learning activities with real world applications. They presented a PowerPoint outlining their learning activities at the October meeting of the Cumberland School Board.
FRONT ROW: Tristan Stinson, Robert Hicks, Olivia Sims, Ashlee McHenry, Shakisha Ayres, Ms. Angela Whittaker (instructor). BACK ROW: Nichlas Yoder, Brandon White, John Johnson, and Caily Hurley.
Mrs. Christina Pearman was recognized at the October meeting of the Cumberland School Board for completing the year-long Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy. She was accepted into Cohort 5 for the 2012-2013 school year. Participants must be nominated and complete an application to be considered for selection into the Academy.
The Academy is designed for educators who aspire to be in a leadership position but are not currently serving as special education directors. The program was established to assist school divisions and state-operated programs with succession planning and to prepare potential leaders for future administrative positions in special education.
As part of the Academy, Mrs. Pearman participated in a number of activities and training sessions, including workshops, seminars, observations, assignments, and field experiences. She noted that she was glad to have had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experiences.