An Onslow County school principal is among eight outstanding principals in the state selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year.
Blue Creek Elementary School Principal Glenn Reed will now join the others in competing for the state title of 2012 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.
“I am very honored to have been chosen as the Wells Fargo Southeast Regional Principal of the Year,” Reed said. “It is a privilege to serve the children of Onslow County, and I hope to represent our community well at the state level of this competition.”
Reed said the reaction from staff and students has been overwhelming positive.
“This recognition is not only about the principal of the year, but a positive affirmation of the amazing things the dedicated staff of Blue Creek do every day for children,” he said.
As a regional winner, Reed received $1,000 for personal use and $1,000 for his school.
The state winner will receive $3,000 for personal use/professional development and a $3,000 check for his or her school to purchase materials or other equipment, according to the release.
The winner will also serve a one-year term as advisor to the State Board of Education.
A state selection committee will review the portfolios of the eight regional winners and visit each candidate’s school campus, according to an N.C. Department of Public Instruction release. Results of the visits, portfolio assessments and personal interviews will be used to determine the 2012 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, which will be announced April 5 in Raleigh during a luncheon sponsored by Wells Fargo to honor regional winners.
Blue Creek will be visited March 5, by a team consisting of the current Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year as well as a representative from the Department of Public Instruction, Reed said.
“I will be showcasing Blue Creek’s commitment to the academic success of all children through our themed elementary status — School of Scientific Inquiry — our Data Notebooks, Tier III classrooms, our elementary AVID program, our innovative scheduling and the engaging and interactive learning that is taking place on campus,” he said. “It is my sincere hope that the team will recognize the passion and commitment that each staff member brings to Blue Creek each and every day.”