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OCS announces new (and familiar) employees serving in new roles

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The Orange County School Board recently approved these administrative changes.

Mrs. Sheila McDonald will serve as Interim Assistant Principal at Pathways Elementary School, until a permanent replacement for Ms. Kelly Parks can be found. Mrs. McDonald has most graciously agreed to return to help the transition at Pathways Elementary School.  She is a retired educator who served as the Principal of Central Elementary School from 2002-2008, as well as the OCS EC Assistant Director from 2008-2013. She has 32 years of experience in education.

Mrs. Tammorah Mathis has been named as the new Director of Afterschool Programs. She is currently the Program Administrator for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  She has managed 21st Century Community Learning Centers for the past 7 years and provided technical support for the implementation of 21st CCLC's for the Southwest, Western, and Piedmont Triad Counties. Prior to NCDPI,  Mrs. Mathis served as the Dean of Students for Durham Public Schools.  She holds a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from N.C. Central University. She has over 27 years of experience in education. 

Mr. Ryan Miller is the new Executive Director of Information & Instructional Technology. Mr. Miller has served in the OCS school district for 28 years. He began teaching in OCS right out of college, and has spent his career here. Mr. Miller earned his bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University. He has served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator since 2004. Ryan is hard-working and dedicated; we are thrilled to have him serve in this role.

Mrs. Emily Myers is the new Director of MTSS (Multi Tiered Systems of Support). Mrs. Myers is the current Assistant Principal of Central Elementary School. Prior to that role, she was the District MTSS and PBIS Coordinator for the Alamance-Burlington School System. Mrs. Myers earned an elementary education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She holds a Masters in Gifted Education from Elon University and a School Administration Degree from Appalachian State University. Mrs. Myers stated, “I'm thrilled to be able to serve our district as the Director of MTSS. In this new position, I am looking forward to working with our amazing district team, administrators, and dedicated school staff members to install and implement a fully functioning MTSS framework across all schools in Orange County to ensure increased student achievement for all.”

Mrs. LaToya Warren-Robinson has joined the Curriculum and Instruction team as the new Student Talent Development Facilitator. Mrs. Warren-Robinson is a graduate of Livingstone College. There, she majored in elementary education, but has spent most of her career as a literacy teacher and literacy coach in secondary settings. She stated, “I enjoy the rewards and challenges of education. Driven by opportunities that involve working with students, teachers, parents, and the community, it is my hope that we will all work together to ensure that a quality education is a reality for each student.”