Local School Administrators, Teachers, and Staff Persevere During Coronavirus

April 2020

Once again, and in the face of the Coronavirus, our local school administrators, teachers, and staff members at every educational facility in Carteret County has shown an incredible level of perseverance in meeting the learning needs of area youth.

As they were tested during Hurricanes Florence and Dorian, and then with budget issues at the state level, and now with the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, nutritional services, school nurses and psychologist, and other staff, our local public education apparatus is clearly very healthy and functional and being driven by people who have a true genuine desire and need to help our local youth excel in life.

Literally, within a 24 hour period in March of 2020, administrators and teachers had to pivot from traditional schooling to teaching and supporting students from afar through online learning. And, from all appearances, it seems to be working even with a few glitches here and there.

None of us really know what to make of this Coronavirus pandemic and what the future holds. Questions still remain on whether the virus will continue full steam ahead until there is a vaccine, if it will mutate in to another strain we don’t have a vaccine for, or whether the culmination of flu and Coronavirus cases will necessitate the need to deliver educational services online.

As parents, school board members, and even students in our local system, we need to continue to work closely and be understanding that this unprecedented event will present challenges that no teacher or administrator has ever dealt with before. As parents, we need to understand our role in looking over the shoulders of our children to make sure they are opening their Chromebooks and doing work. We need to make sure that the funding is there to put together a virtual online learning system that maintains the same level of educational needs that traditional schooling offers.

By clicking the title, please consider using our discussion form on this article to tell us about your local school staff and their determination to to persevere.

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Superintendent Mat Bottoms Of Carteret Public Schools Announces Retirement Effective December 31st, 2019

November 2019 Breaking News

On November 21, 2019 Superintendent Mat Bottoms announced his retirement from the Carteret County Public Schools effective December 31st, 2019.

Superintendent Bottom’s career spanned 39 years within public education as the band director and assistant principal at West Carteret High School, then as Croatan High School, and then as assistant superintendent.

Superintendent Bottoms accepted the position of superintendent in 2017.

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Superintendent Mat Bottoms Announces Opioid Abuse and Mental Health As Top Concerns For Carteret Schools

Superintendent Mat Bottoms announces plans that Carteret County public schools will take on mental health and opioid abuse as issues during the 2018-2019 school year and is partnering with Trillium Healthcare in this battle.

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Morehead City Primary School In Carteret County NC – Contact Information And Phone Numbers

Address, staff information, contact numbers, and other information about Morehead City Primary School in Morehead City NC and Carteret County. Your discussions and comments about this school that serves students grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Information about parent and teacher organizations, extracurricular programs, awards, and more.

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West Carteret High School Patriots in Morehead City NC – Contact Information, Phone Numbers, And More

Information on West Carteret High School in Carteret County NC. One of three public education school in the county serving grades 9th, 10, 11th, and 12th grades. Article contains contact information, information on sports teams and extracurricular programs, we well as information on taking college classes while attending high school. The team mascot is the Patriots. Public information on High School baseball, football, tennis, soccer, and other sporting information.

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Newport Elementary School In Carteret County NC – Contact Information

Location: Newport NC, 219 Chatham St – Phone Number: (252) 223-4201

Public education school serving grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Part of the Carteret County Schools in NC. This article contains a video of this facility. School hours are from 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. with office hours extending till 4pm. Information on the parent advisory council, school improvement plan, and staff development policy.

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