• Episode 8: Innovation Early College High School Principal Dr. Jennifer James

    by Length: 31:22

    Dr. Jennifer James, the 2023-24 Pitt County Schools Principal of the Year, is featured in Episode 8 to reflect back on her path as an educator and administrator, as well as discuss her unique current leadership role at Innovation Early College High School, which is located on the ECU campus. Dr. James is the founding principal at IECHS, which opened its doors a little over five years ago and continues to reach new heights that has enabled many first-generation students to experience substantial growth through - true to its name - innovative instruction and an unparalleled culture of excellence.

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  • Episode 7: Community Partner, Great Harvest Bread Co.

    by Length: 24:28

    Pitt County Schools values our community partners as they provide support and resources to help our students and teachers grow and thrive. Gregg Green, owner of Great Harvest Bread Co., has been a tremendous collaborative partner with the Pitt County Educational Foundation and established a Community PTA in 2022. Join Gregg and Joy Strayhorn (operations manager) as they elaborate on their dedication to PCS, community engagement, and share tips for a healthy work environment and healthy living.


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  • Episode 6: PCS Director of Athletics Rob Maloney and Isaiah Crumpler

    by Length: 47:58
    In Episode 6, we'll talk about a topic that builds both affinity and community. It has been often said that athletics is similar to a front porch - not the most important part of a house, but undoubtedly the most visible. Pitt County Schools is proud of its rich past, exciting present and promising future on the fields and in the arenas of competition. The recent past includes a combined 13 state team and individual state championships since the start of the 2022 calendar year, and we delve into present and future with our two guests - PCS Director of Athletics Rob Maloney and D.H. Conley High School student-athlete Isaiah Crumpler.
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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