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Scotland County Board of Education Stewartsville Twp {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

The Scotland County Board of Education is the local governing body of the County Public School System. Its members are elected in nonpartisan elections and must reside in the townships they serve but are elected countywide and serve staggered 4-year terms.The 7-member school board has 5 primary responsibilities:1. Employ the superintendent2. Establish policy3. Determine annual operating and capital budgets4. Approve student assignment boundaries5. Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems, including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services

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  • Lester (Lee) Brigman, Jr.

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    Gary W. Mauk

  • Rick Singletary

  • Tony Spaulding

Biographical Information

What experience and qualities do you feel you bring to this office? (YouTube link or text, or both)

What do you think is the most important responsibility of a school board member?

What are the critical state funding needs for this county’s schools and how would you address those needs?

How would you assess teacher satisfaction in the county and how would you promote professional development?

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Please explain your choice.

What are the issues in recruiting and retaining qualified teachers?

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I am a UNCP professor who has more than three decades of experience in various capacities as a school and child-adolescent developmental psychologist (including several years in public schools) and in higher education instruction and research, and a passion for public school education that focuses on the whole child/adolescent (i.e., physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development). I am a caring and dedicated citizen and higher education professional who desires to collaborate with others to ensure high-quality education for Pre-K to Grade 12 students.
To develop, implement/enforce, assess, and revise policies for the school district that align with the district's vision, mission, and strategic plan toward providing all students with opportunities for academic success and social-emotional well-being in a fiscally responsible environment.
The critical state funding needs for my county's schools include high-quality instructional and support services personnel and facilities operations. I would address these needs by (a) strategically advocating to those individuals who influence state-level education funding regarding my county's assessed student needs, and (b) encourage district personnel to apply for relevant discretionary state, federal, and private funding to address identified local educational needs.
I would assess teacher satisfaction by (a) reviewing district results from the most recent administration of the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey (TWCS) and (b) visiting local schools to speak with teachers regarding their issues/concerns. I would promote teacher professional development by (1) aligning and sustaining professional development resources/opportunities to meet district goals, and (2) encourage district development/submission of professional development-related grant proposals.
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Pre-Kindergarten programs that (a) effectively implement evidence-affirmed curricula, (b) promote active yet orderly classroom environments, and (c) provide coaching support for teachers are important for the following research-supported reasons: High-quality Pre-Kindergarten programs can especially improve learning outcomes for economically disadvantaged children, and they can enhance the early elementary grade readiness of children in the academic areas of literacy and numeracy and social-emotional skills.
(1) relatively lower teacher salaries in NC; (2) phasing out salary increases for advanced degrees in NC; (3) loss of professional respect/empowerment; (4) reductions in funding for professional development and classroom resources; (5) too few effective induction programs in which early career/beginning teachers are paired with veteran teacher mentors; (6) lack of leadership/support from some administrators; and (7) student misbehavior and school climate-related issues.
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