People in the News
Monday, June 10, 2019
Greene County educator wins arts contest
Daphanie Jones, a teacher at West Greene Elementary School, is a state winner of the North Carolina Association of Educators’ Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Arts Contest.
Jones won first place for her poem “Pass Me the Torch,” in the Members Poetry category.
The Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Arts Contest, sponsored by the NCAE Human and Civil Rights Commission, is open to all public school students in grades K-12 and educators who are members of NCAE. There are six categories – artwork, short stories, poetry, essays, quiz books, and teaching units for minority awareness.
NCAE Vice President Kristy Moore will present Jones with a plaque at 9 a.m. on June, 4 at the school, 303 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill.
NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees, and represents active, student, and retired members.
Pitt County teacher will study in Mexico
Jessica Carawan, a second grade teacher at Belvoir Elementary School, is the 2019 Community Foundation of NC East award recipient from Pitt County Schools.
The award is dedicated to support Carawan’s participation in Go Global NC’s Global Teachers — Mexico 2019 program. Carawan will participate in the program this summer as a member of a delegation of 41 educators from across North Carolina.
“Our annual Global Teachers program provides North Carolina’s teachers with professional development they can use to develop global-ready students,“ said Nicholas Rau, director of education and training — Go Global NC. “Educators are immersed in new cultures and have new global experiences they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms.”
“In 2019, we will study Mexico because the country is intrinsically linked to North Carolina,” Rau said. “In addition to learning about the history, culture and environment of Mexico, the delegation will learn about the education system through school visits, lectures and discussions with Mexican educators. Our teachers will also build their capacity to recognize the benefits and positively meet the challenges of the changing demographics in North Carolina’s school districts.”