RCSS board recognizes director, accepts grants

Shenna Creech, right, poses with school board chair Gary Cook. (Courtesy of Randolph County School System)

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County School System’s Board of Education recognized director of digital teaching and learning Shenna Creech, who was selected as the Piedmont-Triad Regional Technology Director of the Year, during its January meeting.

“Shenna Creech has been employed with RCSS since 2004 and has been an integral part of the Randolph County School System,” public information officer Amber Ward said. “Her work ethic, knowledge and skill are invaluable.”

Creech will be recognized and represent the region at the state-level competition at the North Carolina Technology in Education Society conference in March.

“How far we’ve come since she came in and took this job,” board chair Gary Cook said. “This board room was totally different and all the equipment and technology we have in here, the mic system, we didn’t have any of that. She was instrumental in that.”

The board was then presented with three grant awards that the Randolph County School System received.

The first was a $170 Donors Choose Grant presented to Southwestern Randolph High School to provide project materials for students to learn about Argentinian culture, the second was a $800 Bright Ideas Education Grant presented to Eastern Randolph High School for materials to assemble new fitness equipment as well as to replace and/or repair older equipment, and the final one was a $1,000 The Governor’s Educator Discovery Award for Trinity Elementary School in order to provide funding for the registration of three teachers to attend the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference as well as to fund those teachers’ substitutes.

Finally, the board approved a gift to Eastern Randolph High School in the amount of $7,566. Principal Susan Chappell reported to the board that the Leadership Randolph Class of 2023 made the monetary gift that was designated to be used for the school’s Career and Technical Education masonry department.

Due to the gift being greater than $5,000, it required board approval, according to current board policy.

The Randolph County Schools Board of Education will next meet Feb. 12.

By Randolph Record