During the regularly scheduled October Lee County Board of Education meeting, the board approved a new principal for West Lee Middle School. Erin Manuel, assistant principal at Lee County High School, has been named principal of West Lee effective October 17, 2017.
September was a pretty good month for Greenwood Elementary Principal Aimee Petrarca. Imagine winning the Lee County Education Foundations Head of Class award for the third time and being named Principal of the Year – all in one week!
According to Bill Horner III, chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation, Greenwood Elementary School scored a “hat trick” when they won the foundation’s Head of Class award for the third time since the award’s inception in 2011.
“More Than a Diploma” helps prepare students for college admissions and employment by giving them something beyond a traditional diploma. Last year’s high school graduates combined to earn 48 associates degrees, 1,449 career and technical credentials and credit for 2,418 college classes.
High school students continue to graduate from Lee County Schools with an increasing portfolio of college credit and nationally recognized career certifications, with 94.3 percent of the graduates completing some distinction beyond a high school diploma, according to annual figures released today.
Locals have know for decades how deeply involved Jerry Pedley is in education. Now, with the owner and president of Merteck Solutions accepting an award from NAF, a nonprofit formerly known as the National Academy Foundation, the entire nation knows as well.
All Lee County Schools earned a performance grade of C or better and eight of 13 schools met or exceeded their expected growth, according to annual assessments released today by the North Carolina State Board of Education.