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Each month, the Cumberland School Board recognizes students of the month. The following students were recognized at the meeting held on Monday, February 8, 2016: Alaina Page, Pre-Kindergarten, daughter of Kimberly and Scott Page; Benjamin Rodriquez-Cruz, seventh grader, son of Moises Rodriquez and Lorenza Cruz of Cumberland; and Ciara Gilman, eleventh grader, daughter of Mrs. Avery Teachey of Rice.
Caption: Alaina Page from Cumberland Elementary School, Benjamin Rodriquez-Cruz (not pictured) from Cumberland Middle School, and Ciara Gilman from Cumberland High School were recognized as Students of the Month by the Cumberland School Board.
The Cumberland County School Board includes a Meet the Staff session on each school board agenda in order to get to know all staff members. Three new teachers were introduced to the School Board at the January School Board meeting. These teachers included Mrs. Tamatha Gordon, Mrs. Heather Meadows, and Mr. David Sullivan.
Mrs. Gordon, wife of band director Scott Gordon, is the new elementary Reading Specialist. Mrs. Meadows joins the middle school staff as the Math 8 teacher. Mr. Sullivan, a graduate of Cumberland High School and former head football coach, is currently teaching Building Trades at the high school.
New teachers recognized at the January School Board meeting include Mr. David Sullivan, Mrs. Heather Meadows, and Mrs. Tamatha Gordon.
The following Students of the Month were recognized by the Cumberland County School Board at the meeting held on Monday, January 11, 2016: Jordan Valdez (12th grade), son of Eduardo and Tina Valdez of Farmville; Edwin “Cito” Mateo (8th grader), son of Dustin Fontenot and Kristin Montedonico; and Addison Lohr (kindergarten), daughter of Adam and Lindsey Lohr.
Students of the Month include Edwin “Cito” Mateo, Jordan Valdez, and Addison Lohr.
Ms. Margaret Korrow was recognized by the Cumberland County School Board at the December 14, 2015, meeting for her work with FACES—the Cumberland Branch Food Pantry. Ms Korrow’s mother, Dorothy Korrow, opened the Cumberland branch of FACES in 1989. Ms. Korrow, with the assistance of other members of the community, worked with her mother to provide food for needy Cumberland citizens. Ms. Korrow’s mother became ill in 2005 and subsequently passed away in 2006, and she inherited the operation of the food pantry.
Ms. Korrow worked tirelessly to keep the food pantry, which was open every Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., in operation. She remembered preparing large food baskets for patrons of the food bank for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and sometimes Easter. Local store owners such as Marion’s Grocery would donate food items, including eggs and milk. She and her mother would go to stores in Farmville to collect other food goods, such as oleo, chickens, and canned vegetables. Then Ms. Korrow recalled putting the food baskets in a truck and leaving home at 5:00 A.M. to deliver the baskets. The closing of Marion’s in the Cumberland village and the late economic setback made it necessary to stop the delivery of food baskets. Sadly, the Cumberland Branch of FACES was forced to close in October 2015, but the School Board thanked Ms. Korrow, and her mother (posthumously), for their many years of service to the community.
While working to feed the citizens of Cumberland County is among one of her finest accomplishments, the School Board recognized Ms. Korrow for her other service to the community. She taught school for almost 35 years (with 12 years being spent at Cumberland High School), she served in the U. S. Army, and she was an active member of the Cumberland Rescue Squad for many years.