• Episode 14: PCS Director of IT Cory Rankin

    by Length: 29:18

    Episode 14 offers listeners an opportunity to learn about information technology, a critical operating aspect of our district that many might either take for granted or are intimidated by in our ever-evolving and advancing world. The only constant in the technology industry is change, so we are fortunate to have PCS Director of IT Cory Rankin provide us with comprehensive insight on where we were, where we are and where we're headed to as a district which places a premium on utilizing cutting edge technology. Also, as a cybersecurity specialist, Cory will discuss some of the preventative and security measures he's implemented and how those have enhanced both user and data capabilities and protection across our district.

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  • Episode 13: Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Trent McGee

    by Length: 34:46
    Find out why Pitt County is such a desirable place to work, play and raise a family by listening to Episode 13 featuring Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Trent McGee. One of the centerpieces of the quality of life we enjoy in our area is a rich and multi-faceted partnership between our school system and the Chamber - one that is firmly committed to grow minds and invest in our future. Among the many highlights discussed include Grow Local, Teen Leadership Institute, a newly-established scholarship for a PCS graduate and support for the Pitt County Educational Foundation Teacher Executive Institute. 
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  • 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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  • 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