PCS CONNECT Podcast

  • Episode 12: Director of Transportation Richard Hutchinson

    by Length: 46:48

    Pitt County Schools' Director of Transportation Richard Hutchinson joins us for Episode 12 to discuss a myriad of topics, many that help keep the wheels in motion across our expansive district. He'll also talk about how evolving technology and a commitment to efficiency has helped address challenges that are unfortunately prevalent in this sector of our service to students and families, not only here, but across the country. He was appointed to his current position in October of 2022 after serving on-campus administrative leadership roles for the previous 15 years, which included 11 within PCS - as assistant principal at J.H. Rose High School and Ayden-Grifton High School. 

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  • Episode 11: Director of Student Services Mrs. Karen Harrington

    by Length: 26:00

    Student-centered topics are on the forefront in Episode 11 as we feature Director of Student Services Mrs. Karen Harrington, who talks about Pitt County Schools' effort to provide an exceptional learning environment for all students in our system despite societal challenges that many face each day. Her staff's work, along with counselors, social workers and nurses, promote partnerships with our educators, parents and members of the community that focus on providing preventive care and support the removal of barriers that affect our students. In addition, means to help students find pathways that present them with the best possible chance for success - opportunities like open enrollment - are discussed, along with how those processes work. 

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  • Episode 10: Annual School Calendar Discussion

    by Length: 25:10

    Episode 10 features a topic that is of great interest in our community and one that generates passionate discussion - the annual school calendar. Two individuals who play key roles in its development process, PCS Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Kristi Rhone and District Attorney Ms. Emma Hodson, explain the origination, creation and approval of the calendar. Both address misconceptions that currently exist and offer clarity and transparency to the process, the need for the collection of feedback and how it is utilized, its ties to state laws and how you can support efforts to see a change that would help students.

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  • 9 Thematic Schools including schools of the Arts, Global Health and Wellness, STEM, Leadership and 2 Dual Language Immersion programs
  • 2000+ students receiving documented skill credentials yearly through CTE courses
  • Fact 3 38 sections of advanced courses offered to 674 middle school students in 2020-21. (Earth/Environmental Science, Math 1, World History)
  • 7 Industry Partners committed to paid student pre-apprenticeships through Tradesformers
  • 290+ sports team opportunities for middle and high school students
  • 443 Teachers in Leadership Development Programs through the Division of Excellence and Equity in Leadership
  • 18 School Psychologists, 26 School Resource Officers, 21 Social Workers, and 18 School Nurses cover 38 PCS schools
  • 100+ businesses participating in Grow Local, connecting students to community and career options
  • 3 High Level Extension Programs for students such as the Health Sciences Academy, Pitt Technical Academy, and Pharma K-12
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