Author Archives: Valita Quattlebaum

A Tribute to an Old Friend by Dr. Rick Holliday

The New Hanover County Schools lost one of its legends recently. Coach Joe Miller hung up his whistle for the last time. Much has already been said about the amazing career that he had here at New Hanover High School … Continue reading

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Behind the Scene: NHCS Operations Team Explains How Their Preparations led us through the Storm

by Julia LaBombard, NHCS Supplemental Services Supervisor, Operations Department I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring! I don’t want to see any more snow, sleet, ice, or freezing rain. Our days are busy enough without the added … Continue reading

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Top NC Superintendents Speak about Importance of Recruiting and Retaining Great Teachers

The following is a position paper prepared by the superintendents of the largest districts in North Carolina. New Hanover County belongs to this consortium. Is North Carolina doing the best job possible in attracting, recruiting, training and retaining great teachers? … Continue reading

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Explanation for Recent Two Hour Delays

Dear Parents, I don’t need to tell you that it has been unusually cold for our region over the past few days. For this reason, New Hanover County Schools decided to operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday and Wednesday … Continue reading

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New Hanover County Schools: Outperforming Area Charter Schools

I must confess that I am a news junkie. I am constantly listening to, reading or following various news feeds. One news story that recently grabbed my attention was that charter schools are outperforming public schools on the new state … Continue reading

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The New Picture of Career and Technical Education

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to the new inductees of the Vocational Honor Society. These are some truly talented students who are taught by some of the best teachers in the state. I thought I would share my … Continue reading

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Community Violence and How it Impacts Students

On a typical Friday, the average student will get into a car or on a bus anticipating the start of a fun weekend at home. He will probably get the chance to play outside with his family, watch movies, play … Continue reading

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

There’s a timeless holiday movie, “A Christmas Story,” that is a favorite of many because most can relate to one, if not, several scenes in the movie. One character in the movie that many may recognize is the bully – … Continue reading

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Clearing Up Some of the Misconceptions about Education Funding

The topics that seem to be on the minds of many as we head into a new school year are funding and salaries. Politicians and pundits on both sides are offering their opinions. Recently, I was interviewed by a local … Continue reading

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Graduation Speech by Mosley PLC Valedictorian Jaime Mancari

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, family and friends, teachers and administrators, school board members and of course, Mosley scholars. First, I would like to thank each of you for being here tonight and for your support throughout our high school … Continue reading

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