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  •  Grady A. Brown IA's with Christopher Marks and Dr. Danielle Jones

    OCS Literacy hosts inaugural Instructional Assistant Cohort Graduation

    On Thursday, May 16, OCS Literacy hosted the inaugural Instructional Assistant Graduation, celebrating the first cohort of educators dedicated nurturing literacy and educational development.

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  •  Laura Isenhour and Andromeda Crowell

    Meet the OCS Teacher of the Year finalists, Laura Isenhour and Andromeda Crowell

    Last week, we revealed our 2024-25 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Teresa Rogers-Thorpe, one of three Orange County Schools Teacher of the Year finalists. Today, we want to shine a spotlight on our other two district finalists, Laura Isenhour and Andromeda Crowell!

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  •  OCS TOY Teresa Rogers-Thorpe standing with Kristin Mattison-Williamson and Tyler Womble

    Lifelong Learner Chosen as OCS 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year

    As a teacher for 31 years — all in Orange County Schools — Mrs. Teresa Rogers-Thorpe has relentlessly fostered this growth mindset in herself and in her students. Just one of the main reasons OCS announces Mrs. Thorpe as the district’s 2024-25 Teacher of the Year!  “I have consistently been impressed by her unwavering dedication, passion and commitment to fostering her students’ academic and social growth and her capacity and willingness to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her colleagues,” wrote Pathways Elementary School Principal Kristin Mattison-Williams in a Teacher of the Year recommendation for Mrs. Thorpe.  Her recommendation continues, “with an extensive tenure of over two decades in the field of education, Mrs. Thorpe epitomizes the qualities of a lifelong learner.” 

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  •  OCS Interim Chief Human Resources Officer Arasi Adkins

    OCS Welcomes Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Arasi Adkins

    Effective Friday, May 17, 2024, Superintendent Dr. Danielle Jones has appointed Ms. Arasi Adkins as interim Chief Human Resources Officer for Orange County Schools. In describing her purpose in the human resources field, Adkins stated, “My passion is in identifying exceptional and diverse candidates and helping to match them with the right position at the right time in their career.” She will serve as interim in her role while the search for a new district Chief Human Resources Officer takes place.

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  •  OCS 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year Teresa Rogers-Thorpe, Pathways Elementary School

    OCS Names Mrs. Teresa Rogers-Thorpe 2024-2025 District Teacher of the Year!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Teresa Rogers-Thorpe of Pathways Elementary School on being named the 2024-25 Orange County Schools Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Thorpe has been a huge asset to Orange County Schools for over 30 years, and at Pathways Elementary for the past 23 years. We are so very proud of you and this well deserved recognition of your teaching excellence! We will have complete updates on this exciting news, including all three of our finalists for this year's Teacher of Year, during the week of May 13.

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  •  New Orange County Senior Administrators Dr. Sheldon Lanier and Dr. Julie Pack

    Two Senior Administrators Join OCS in Academics, Equity

    At their May 6 business meeting, the Orange County Board of Education approved the recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Danielle Jones of two senior administrators in the 2024-2025 school year: Dr. Julie Pack as Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Sheldon Lanier as Chief of Equity and Student Achievement. Their appointments are effective July 1, 2024.

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