• Episode 3: Dr. Kristi Rhone and Ms. Tinisha Banks, HR

    by Length: 34:58

    While there has been no shortage of headlines over the last few years, the same can't be said for teachers, administrators and other staff in schools across the nation. Unfortunately, Pitt County Schools is not immune to vacancies within its system and that is a topic that will be discussed in this episode of PCS Connect with Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Kristi Rhone and Certification Specialist Ms. Tinisha Banks. Both will address the shortages, but more importantly, explain strategies and solutions to help PCS in its recruitment and retainment efforts.

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  • Episode 2: Mrs. Allison Setser & Mr. Wynn Whittington, Principals

    by Length: 26:02
    With the first week of a new school year underway, it is fitting that this edition of PCS Connect features Eastern Elementary School Principal Mrs. Allison Setser and Pitt County Early College High School Principal Mr. Wynn Whittington. Both have served top leadership positions at schools in our district for a combined 19 years and we're hopeful their collective experience will answer questions parents might have, help promote relationships between school and home, and perhaps most importantly, prepare children for academic and emotional success.
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  • Episode 1: Dr. Ethan Lenker, Pitt County Schools Superintendent

    by Length: 32:21
    Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ethan Lenker, who is currently the longest-serving district leader in North Carolina, discusses the upcoming school year and the state of public education locally, regionally and nationally in this inaugural edition of PCS Connect. In this podcast, Dr. Lenker shares what makes PCS and Pitt County communities unique, along with creating opportunities for students, discussing advanced teaching roles and his long-standing influence on educational leadership.
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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