Robertson, Teachey accepted to 2018 Governor’s School
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Virginia “Davis” Robertson and Emma Teachey of Northeastern High School have been selected to participate in the 2018 North Carolina Governor’s School.
They are among the rising high school seniors statewide, selected to attend the five-week summer program for academically or intellectually gifted students. Davis is the daughter of Bracey and Kim Robertson. Emma is the daughter of Danny Teachey and Nicole Giannakopoulos.
Students selected for Governor’s School were nominated in one of 10 curriculum areas. Robertson was nominated in natural science and Teachey in math. The Governor's School curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests or grades. The 2018 session is June 17 to July 25.
Teachey credited her interest in Governor’s School to NHS grad and Morehead-Cain Scholar Maggie Small, one of the 2015 Governor’s School participants from ECPPS. Maggie’s experience at Governor’s School influenced Teachey and sparked her desire to apply.
Robertson and Teachey are friends and applied in hopes of being able to attend together. However, Robertson will attend Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh and Teachey will attend Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem.
"I am extremely honored and proud to have been nominated and selected for the North Carolina Governor's School,” Robertson said. “This has been a goal of mine for quite some time and I am looking forward to gaining new knowledge, learning college skills, and meeting new lifelong friends this summer."
“To me, Governor's School means more than just a great academic opportunity,” said Teachey. “It is a way for me to grow outside of my comfort zone and expand my horizons. I hope to learn a lot more than just my discipline, I hope to learn necessary life skills that will help me throughout my future academic career.”
Lunt, Taylor are ECPPS Employees of the Week
James Lunt and Teresa Taylor were named Employees of the Week for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools last week.
Lunt, music teacher at P.W. Moore Elementary School, while Teresa Taylor is a teacher assistant at the school.
Lunt has been employed with ECPPS since August 1994. He works to support all staff and students with a steadfast, reliable and patient attitude. He has supported student reading improvement this year by integrating reading into his music lessons. Mr. Lunt serves on the School Improvement Team and has been an active participant in school improvement efforts this school year.
Taylor has been employed with ECPPS since September 2000. She is always willing to go above and beyond without hesitation. She is an asset to P.W. Moore and appreciated for her service
District’s 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year celebrated
Several teachers from ECPPS were honored during the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Event, hosted May 2 by the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce.
Also, Marie Alvarez was named District Teacher of the Year for ECPPS. Alvarez is the art teacher at Weeksville Elementary and has worked with ECPPS since August 2007.
The finalists for the district honor include: John Lee, art teacher at Pasquotank County High School, Liz Wooten, math/science teacher at ECP Early College and Marie Alvarez.
Central cheerleaders win at competition
Central Elementary cheerleaders took first place at a cheer competition sponsored by ECPPS on April 21. Central Elementary cheerleaders placed in the following categories: Team Routine Runner Up, Stunt Group 1st Place, and Best Jumps.