School Library Media Award recipients named
Monday, May 21, 2018
Pitt County Schools has announced its School Library Media Award recipients for 2018.
Anitra Cook, media coordinator at Sugg and Bundy Elementary Schools is this year's Media Coordinator of the Year.
Principal Allison Setser stated in Cook's nomination packet, “Ms. Cook is able to instill a passion for reading in our students, sparks creativity in them, and provides innovative approaches to meaningful and engaged learning.”
Cook also is credited with being a valued leader who is forward thinking and depended upon for contributing to school-wide decision making while creating a risk-free environment where students are challenged to learn in new ways.
This year's Media Administrator of the Year is Robert Johnson, principal of Eastern Elementary School.
He was nominated by the school's media coordinator, Sharon Crockett, who praised him for his vision and enthusiasm in building the STEM-focused initiative at Eastern.
Johnson provides ample funding to launch and sustain programs such as LEGO League, the FLLocK of Eagles Robotics team, and a computer literacy program initiated by Crockett. He demonstrates the importance of reading and literacy by sponsoring a staff book club and providing books for monthly character-education class read-alouds.
Officials said both Cook and Johnson are well-deserving of these awards and will represent Pitt County at the state level.