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NCCAT Announces Golden Apple Schools

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, has named four schools as a “Golden Apple School” for their support of the 2013–2014 annual fund.

The schools are: Brinson Memorial Elementary, Haynes-Inman Education Center, Newton-Conover Middle School and Ocracoke School.

The recognition means that every teacher on the school’s faculty who has ever attended an NCCAT program made a contribution to the center’s annual fund-raising campaign. “Golden Apple” schools receive a framed certificate of appreciation.

Richard L. Thompson, executive director of NCCAT, said: “This contribution from North Carolina teachers is very deeply appreciated; it provides a strong show of support from those who best understand the center and its mission.”

The annual fund is a statewide campaign that supplements the center’s state appropriated budget. Many contributions to the campaign come from teachers who have attended a program offered by the organization.

NCCAT alumni who have donated:
Brinson Memorial Elementary School (Craven County): Mary Batten, Christopher Bennett, Gregg Carlaccini, Roberta Ebron, Linda Edwards, Diane Ellington, Elizabeth Gatchel, Sherri Grubbs,
Janet Hemphill, Debbie Hunter, Dawn Jones, Virginia Mangum, Catherine Rock, Beverly Rust and Michelle Sheaffer.

Haynes-Inman Education Center (Guilford County): Patricia Balboni, Jane Ann Kepley, Kathy Mabe and Vicki Simmons.

Newton-Conover Middle School (Newtwon-Conover City School District): Billy Cannon, Amanda Griffin, John Griffin, Mederia Reinhardt, Kristy Smith and Scottie White.

Ocracoke School (Hyde County): Gwendolyn Austin, Howard Bennink, Flavia Burton, Leslie Cole, Jennifer Garrish and Charles Temple.