DCS School Matters
February 15, 2017
BE A PART OF HISTORY!
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We are excited to open the new Davie County High School in the fall of 2017! The Brick Fundraiser is a way for our community to support the new school and be a part of history. Funds raised will be used for outdoor furniture for the courtyard, as well as the concession stand/restroom area for baseball and softball fields.
Kolleen Sullivan loves teaching, and she cannot talk about her classroom and what she does without a bright, contagious smile on her face. She believes that every child is capable of learning and that teachers have to believe in them and encourage them to keep trying. "They need to know that I, as their teacher, have the confidence in them so that they can do it!"
Her enthusiasm and positive attitude are reflected in her classroom--a colorful, inviting space filled with energy and interaction. Students love going to see Ms. Sullivan, who currently serves as the Reading Specialist at Shady Grove Elementary School. She incorporates lots of questioning and creative methods that engage young students learning to read. Students know that she truly cares for and believes in them. Ms. Sullivan uses a whole child centered approach and believes that building a supportive relationship with each student is critical for student achievement.
Ms. Sullivan wears many 'hats.' She is a teacher leader who realizes the power of collaboration and loves to share and work with colleagues. Trained in a variety of programs, approaches, and strategies, she is a valuable resource willing to mentor and offer support to other teachers.
Ms. Sullivan was born and raised in upstate New York before her family moved to North Carolina. She earned associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and has four areas of certification in teaching. In addition to serving as a reading specialist, she also has experience in 4th and 5th grade and exceptional children's self-contained classrooms. As a student herself, she worked hard and was inspired and encouraged by her parents along the way. Today, the 17-year veteran teacher sees herself as students' 'cheerleader' in their academic challenges and accomplishments.
Ms. Sullivan is a tremendous asset to Shady Grove students and staff. She says, "I will always do the best that I can to provide all of my students an outstanding education, and I consider myself blessed to be doing what I do each day."
Congratulations and special thanks to Kolleen Sullivan, Davie County's District Teacher of the Year!
Dr. Bill Steed Inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the eight-member Class of 2016 for the organization's prestigious Hall of Fame. The class will be the 30th honored by the NCHSAA when they are inducted at a banquet ceremony on April 9, 2017, in Chapel Hill.
The eight selected are chosen based on their long-term contributions to high school interscholastic athletics in the NCHSAA or in the parent organizations that gave rise to the NCHSAA. This year's honorees include William "Bill" Steed.
This class brings the total number enshrined in the Hall of Fame to 180 members.
After graduating from East Carolina University, Bill Steed began his career as a social studies teacher with Moore County Schools. Little did he know that his decision to do so would lead to a 43-year career in public education that would see him serve as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Superintendent, an NCHSAA Board of Directors member, and as a Charter Member of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators. He is one of a select few individuals who have served as NCHSAA Board of Directors President on two occasions.
Steed grew up in Robbins where he played 8-man football at Elise High School and was selected to the Raleigh News and Observer's annual All-East 8-Man Football Team in 1962. He spent 20 years as a Superintendent in several districts, 14 of those with Davie County Schools. While at Davie County, he served on the NCHSAA Board of Directors as well as the chairman of Visiting Committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on six occasions. He and his wife Marie are long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Mocksville and have three adult daughters.
Happy days ahead...the Lego wall at Cooleemee Elementary is complete! The Lego wall was fully funded by Donors Choose. Thanks to all that made it possible!
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
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