Important Updates for Our Members
We love to highlight the wonderful things our members are doing in their classrooms. If you are a PENC member and would like to be highlighted on our website and social media pages, please submit your accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#PROPS TO VALENCIA!
Congratulations are in order! Board member, Valencia Abbott has been accepted in the 2020 TED Contemporary Voices Fellowship! What an incredible achievement and contribution to education. We are so proud of you and the heights that you continue to reach, Valencia. Everyone, join us and give #PROPS to Valencia.
#PROPS TO LETISHA!
🤩PENC member, Letisha Kirby, recently graduated (December 2019) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She received her master’s degree in Professional School Counseling. PROPS to you—we’re so proud of you! Everyone helps us congratulate Ms. Kirby!
#PROPS TO JAMES!
🤩PENC Board Member James Nolen participated in the North Carolina senior games and won state champion in swimming🏊♀️ 50 to 54-year-olds 200 m freestyle, 50 m freestyle, and 100 m backstroke. In all three events, he achieved personal record times. He plans to go to the national competition in June 2020. Congratulations James, we’re so proud of you! Everyone helps us congratulate Mr. Nolen!
#PROPS TO NICOLE!
PENC member, Nicole Byrd-Phelps, of D.F. Walker Elementary School shares her achievement of a musical program she created at her school.
“Last year, I started a program called “Monday Morning Music.” On Monday mornings, we have live music in our school cafeteria as breakfast is served to our students. This gives students something to look forward to & enables them to be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles. Student behavior usually is improved on those Mondays, due to the focus on the music. Community musicians are featured, as well as our own students. Students & community members alike have an opportunity to showcase their talents. The performers are videoed, & the performances are shared via Facebook, school e-mail, & the D.F. Walker Music website. We are proud to see this become a positive part of our school environment, each week.”
SCHOLARSHIP & GRANT RECIPIENTS
CHILDREN OF PENC MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
Alexander Ruff East Carolina University
Brenton Balser West Virginia University
Cayman Parker College of Albermale
Abigail Reeves Appalachian State University
Katie Joplin Appalachian State University
Katilin Koons Catawba College
Mary Byrd North Carolina State University
Wade Creech Appalachian State University
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL BOARD SCHOLARSHIP
CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Western Carolina University
Nova Southeastern University
NCCAT SUBS ON US GRANT
NEW TEACHER GRANT