Hertford County Public Schools

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  • HCPS 2016 Summer Schedule For June 20 - August 11, 2016

    Hertford County Public Schools will operate on a four-day work week beginning the week of June 20, 2016. The office shall be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

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  • 2016 HCPS Retirement Celebration 259 Years of Service and Experience

    Hertford County Public Schools Board Members, Superintendent, District Leaders and Principals gathered Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Ahoskie United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall to celebrate 259 Years of Service to some outstanding educators as they prepare to enter the next phase of their lives. HCPS Retirees were congratulated and celebrated with their special guest during a catered dinner from Gardner’s of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Golden Harmoneers of Mapleton, NC saluted the retirees through a variety of songs and HCHS JROTC were the host and Hostesses. The Mistress of Ceremony for the evening was Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce CEO, Mrs. Amy Braswell.

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  • HCHS 2016 BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY

    HCHS 2016 BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY

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  • HCPS Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll

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  • Bearfield Primary School Academic Boosters Program

    Dr. William T. Wright, Jr., HCPS Superintendent was the guest Speaker. 43 students were recognized by Principal Julie Shields and Assistant Principal Cynthia Riddick.

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  • Attention HCPS Volunteers!

    If you are interested in volunteering at any of Hertford County Public Schools, please contact the school's principal to schedule a face-to-face conference. Failure to do so will result in you not being approved.  

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  • ATTENTION Parents and Students!

    It’s that time of the year to apply for summer camps!   HCPS: Jump Start to STEM Summer Camp 2016 Camp Dates :  June 29-July 28, 2016 (Monday-Thursday) from 8:00-1:30 p.m. June 27-28, 2016 Professional Development days for hired staff LOCATIONS: Bearfield Primary School and Riverview Elementary School

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  • HCPS Beginning Teachers End-of-the-Year Celebration

    Hertford County Public Schools celebrates the completion of amajor milestone in the journey as an educator! We thank our HCPS Stars for allthey do throughout the year. At this event, first through third year teachershave the opportunity to network with their mentor and fellow beginning teachersfrom across the district, as well as obtain the support from the districtoffice. This is a

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  • Intent to Submit Grants for Title I and II

    News of Districtwide Interest These applications reflect the requirements of Title I, Title II, and Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and correlate with the items on the NC Title I and II. The grants propose programs that Hertford County Public Schools plans to implement during the 2016-17 school year.   Funds are generated to enhance student achievement, and

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  • 2016 HCHS College Decision Day

    The goal of Hertford County High School College Decision Day is to recognize high school seniors for their post secondary educational plans and encourage younger students to prepare early for post secondary education.  College Decision Day is held annually and is designed to coincide with the date that most seniors must inform a college or university of their plans to enroll.

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  • NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOSSES WEEK, MAY 15-21

    Thank you, to all of our educational leaders in Hertford County Public Schools, for their commitment to student learning and achievement and their dedication to teaching, learning, and leading to help make our district a great place to learn, work, and live. Many school employees dedicate this day to their superintendent, directors, principals, and supervisors for various

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  • BREAKING NEWS-CONGRATULATIONS ERIC TURNER WINNING 3rd PLACE IN STATE BUS ROADEO COMPETITION

    Bus Roadeo Competitions are safety competitions held at the Local, District and State Level. These competitions are designed to improve drivers’ awareness of their surroundings, equipment and passengers.   Each event is timed or measured to determine the score. An obstacle course is set up to simulate passenger stops, right and left turns, intersections, obstacles in the roadway and

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  • National Nurses Week-May 6-12, 2016

    This a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. Along with Hertford County Public Schools Board of Directors, Superintendent, Faculty and Staff, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) applauds the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students. The theme this year,  “Culture of

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  • CONGRATULATIONS Roanoke Chowan Community College-Early College High School Graduates!

    Hertford County Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent, Faculty and Staff wishes to congratulate Early College High School Students for this great accomplishment! The  Early College  High School Initiative provides  students  the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of  college   credit, by

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  • CONGRATULATIONS SHAKIRA GAY!

    Shakira Gay Receives Recognition in RCCC Times for Receiving Phi Theta Kappa Award

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  • All the World’s a Stage for Hertford County Students

    The year 2016 marks the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, with recognition of the playwright occurring through discussions, special presentations, staged readings, film screenings, and live performances. These productions prove the Bard’s assertion that “all the world’s a stage,” with actors performing the works of Shakespeare in theatres across the Globe, from Sydney,

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  • National Teacher Appreciation Week-May 2-6, 2016

    Teachers inspire students both young and adult with their passion, creativity, and generosity. The relationships they build with students have a positive impact on their success and make lasting impressions. On behalf of Hertford County Public Schools Board of Education and Superintendent, we would like to acknowledge the important work and contributions that our teachers and supporting staff

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  • National Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week-May 2-6

    School nutrition professionals are committed to providing safe, healthy and well-balanced meals. Balancing financially self-sufficient programs under budget constraints is just one of the many day-to-day roles of school nutrition professionals. Employees must follow numerous federal, state and local regulations, provide nutrition education to students, and receive ongoing training in

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  • Congratulations Early College High School for Being One of the Top High Schools in the State of North Carolina!

    Congratulations to Early College High School for being listed in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report for being one of the top high schools in the state of North Carolina. The school also received a national recognition as well receiving a Bronze Medal. More information about how the rankings were determined and the link to the school’s listing can be found   below .  On

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  • Thank You HCPS Employees! Administrative Professionals (Secretaries) Week is April 24-30, 2016

    Administrative Professionals Day (April 27) highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide.   Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated each year on the Wednesday of the last full week in April and is the focal point of Administrative Professionals Week . Make a special effort on

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  • Congratulations Lyndsay Burns Britt,HCHS Assistant Principal-Awarded the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award!

    Lyndsay Burns Britt was recently awarded the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award.  The 40 Under 40 Leadership Award was created in an effort to recognize emerging leaders that received their start at East Carolina University, as well as those who have used their ECU experience to make an impact in their respective professions, local communities and on the world. Lyndsay Burns Britt was

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  • Intent to Submit Grants for Title III and IDEA

    News of Districtwide Interest These applications reflect the requirements of Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and correlate with the items on the NC Title III Monitoring Instrument.  The grants propose programs that Hertford County Public Schools plan to implement during the 2016-2017 school year.   Funds are generated to enhance student achievement,

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  • CS Brown High School-STEM Earth Day 2016 Celebration

    Earth Day was celebrated with individuals and groups performing acts of service to the earth. The students continued to recognize Earth Day by showing their acts of kindness to the town of Winton throughout the celebration. CS Brown High School-STEM participated in ways of observing Earth Day by planting trees and flowers and picking up campus and roadside trash.  

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  • HCPS Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    Attached is the Honor Roll List located under the photos.

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  • Riverview Elementary School Hold Annual Family Math Night at Murfreesboro Food Lion

    On the evening of Tuesday, April 12th  and Wednesday, April 14th beginning at 6:00 PM parents and children were running around to solve math problems throughout the store. Family Night at Food Lion was fun filled. Parent and students entered their names in a drawing for prizes that were awarded throughout the event. There were lots of door prizes and fun activities throughout

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  • HCPS Battle of the Books Winners-Riverview Elementary Student

    "BATTLE OF THE BOOKS" COMPETITION Between Riverview Elementary School & Ahoskie Elementary School

    Congratulations to Riverview Elementary School for being Hertford County Public Schools 2016 District Level Winner!!!      Dannielle Ashe Arianna Brawner Nandi Hedgepeth Hunter Hill Makayla Parker James Schwartz Christian Smith ShayOnnia Tann Blaire Tumpalan

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  • Ahoskie Elementary School Host Science Festival

    AES First Annual Science Festival on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. This event gave parents and students an opportunity to come together to explore hands-on-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics such as Marshmallow Towers, Pendulum Patterns, Zip Lines, Stomp Rockets, and Ring Gilders.  Parents and students were given items to follow up activities

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  • Scott Privott, Transportation Supervisor; Judith Hill, Bus ROADeo Winner; Dr. Wright, Superintendent

    HCPS Bus ROADeo Congratulations to Judith Harrell, 1st Place Winner

    Bus ROADeo Competitions are safety competitions held at the Local, District and State Level. These competitions are designed to improve drivers’ awareness of their surroundings, equipment and passengers.  Each event is timed or measured to determine the score. An obstacle course is set up to simulate passenger stops, right and left turns, intersections, obstacles in the roadway and

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  • Please Join Hertford County Public Schools

    Build An Online Community Through Social Media  FACEBOOK and TWITTER @ HCPS01

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  • Congratulations to HCHS JROTC

    The Hertford County High School JROTC Bear Battalion competed in the Eagles Invitation Drill Meet on February 27 th at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, NC. From left to right are members of the 2 nd  Place HCHS Color Guard Team. Cadet Donavan Norcross, Cadet Kwamie Lassiter, Cadet Ladarrius Chamblee and Cadet Di’Auntre Hollaman. The HCHS JROTC Cadets also placed 1st

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  • ATTENTION Parents and Students!

    Please see attachments for more camps:

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  • Woodmen of the World Donate United States and North Carolina Flag to Hertford County Board of Education Administrative Office

    Community Involvement is an important part of what makes Hertford County Public Schools great! Local organizations like the Woodmen of the the World Financial Services in Ahoskie, NC donated to us, Hertford County Board of Education Administrative Office, an United States and North Carolina Flag to preserve the respect and honor to our flags. The Board of Education and Superintendent wish to

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  • HCHS Softball Team Off to a Great Start!

    They are 3-2 on the year. The team has surpassed many accomplishments already from previous seasons.  Three wins is more than the total number of wins in the past 5 years. The first conference game have been played, losing 10 to 1, but it was the first time Hertford County Softball Team has played all seven innings in a conference game in many years. Along with the fine play

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  • Riverview Elementary School Receives Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Million Backpack/ Seasonal Wraps Donations

    The Xi Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated has partnered with Riverview Elementary School and Principal Lori Morings. As part of the Sorority's Million Backpack and Seasonal Wraps initiatives the Xi Rho Omega Chapter has continually donated backpacks, school supplies, uniform items, and various clothing items to the student population of Riverview Elementary

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  • Director - Mr. J.Shafer & Cast - DeAndra Dyer, Sharnitta Fennell, Ciara Futrell, and Melissa Leonard

    Hertord County High School Drama Department Presents Across Hertford County "Funny Things Are Everywhere": Staged Dr. Seuss

    In October, Ms. Kimberly Winborne, the Media Specialist at Riverview Elementary School, requested that the Drama Department put together a show to bring to Riverview, honoring Dr. Seuss, as his birthday and Read Across America approaches.  The Advanced Theatre Arts class at Hertford County High School began work at the beginning of the new semester on an original show staging some of

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  • Hertford County Public Schools Promotes "Read Across America"- Dr. Seuss Day

    On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Hertford County Public Schools will participate in Read Across America.  Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, t he birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Poverty should not prevent any child the chance to learn and thrive in an

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  • School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, February 8-12, 2016

    The Hertford County Public Schools   District would like to take this opportunity to say, thank you to our bus drivers for ensuring the safe transport of students  during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, February 8-12, 2016. They’re some of the first to arrive at schools in the mornings around  6 a.m. , and on particularly cold days they get there even earlier to warm up

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  • Elizabeth Shores Winner of $2,500 Digital Learning Grant

    Congratulations are in order for Bearfield Primary School’s, Elizabeth Shores! Mrs. Shores, a 3 rd   grade teacher, is the proud recipient of a $2,500 Digital Learning Grant. She plans to continue implementing the Integrated Reading component of Classworks into her daily lessons, purchase an iPad and iPad Jackbox, which includes a set of six headphones. According to Mrs. Shores,

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  • Alexis Chestnutt, ECHS Student

    Early College High School Student Making History

    Ahoskie-Alexis Chestnutt, a fifth year senior at Hertford County Early College High School, has made history at the innovative high school located on the campus of Roanoke-Chowan Community College. Alexis, the daughter of John and Joleatha Chestnutt of Ahoskie, NC, is the first early college graduate to earn dual associate’s degrees. Alexis will receive an Associate of Arts Degree and an

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  • January-School Board Recognition Month

    Thank a Board Member when you see them in the community! Much appreciation to HCPS Board Members:   Mr. David Shields, Chair Mr. J. Wendell Hall, Vice-Chair Mr. Dennis M. Deloatch Dr. Joanne H. Jones Mrs. Sheila J. Porter January 2016 is School Board

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  • HCPS Educator Becomes First African-American in History to Earn Doctorate in History from the University of Southern Mississippi

    On December 11, 2015, Hertford County Public Schools’ very own Tonya De’Nee Blair made history. Dr. Blair is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern Mississippi. This day also marked the school’s 50 th anniversary of desegregation. Dr. Blair currently teaches African American studies at Hertford County High School and is a graduate of

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  • HCPS Academically and Intellectually Gifted High School Students Attend Biltmore Estate

    On December 10, 2015, Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students from CS Brown, Early College High School, and Hertford County High School had the opportunity to visit the   Biltmore  Estate,  America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC.  Students experienced a guided tour of the estate and learned

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  • School Bus Drivers to Use New Hand Signals; Requirement Helps Boost Student Safety

      Beginning Jan. 1, all North Carolina public school bus drivers will be required to use hand signals to help students safely cross the road to board the bus. The North Carolina State Board of Education approved this revision to its bus safety policy at its July meeting.   In the 2014-15 academic year alone, five North Carolina

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  • Swearing-In Ceremony for New Superintendent of HCPS Dr. William T. Wright, Jr.

    On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 1:00 pm Chief District Court Judge Brenda G. Branch administered the oath of office to Dr. William T. Wright, Jr. as Hertford County Public Schools Superintendent. Dr. Wright’s wife, Mary Wright, held the Bible and looked on. HCPS Board Members: Mrs. Sheila J. Porter, Chair, Mr. David Shields, Vice-Chair, Mr. Dennis Deloatch and Mr. J. Wendell Hall

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  • 2015 HCPS Holiday Card and Sentiment Winners

      Let's Celebrate the following winners of the 2015 Holiday Card and Sentiment Contest. Card Art Winners 1 st Place – Nai'Asiaa Smith - 10th Grade, C. S. Brown High School STEM Program, Mr. Hugh Davis 2 nd Place – Blaire Tumpalan - 5th Grade, Riverview Elementary, Ms. Johnson 3rd Place - Destiny Esther Vaughan - 9th Grade -

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  • Reading Foundations Training Held at Hertford County High School

    Hertford County Public Schools is proud to announce the Reading Foundations Training that occurred over the course of five full days at Hertford County High School. Hertford County Public Schools had a total of thirteen participants, four from Bearfield Primary School (BPS), five from Riverview Elementary School (RES), and three from Ahoskie Elementary School (AES). It is an in-house

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  • American Education Week

    November 16-20 marks the National Education Association’s 94 th  annual celebration of     American Education Week . The week will honor the team of people who work in the nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others. The celebration is also an opportunity

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  • HCHS Lady Bears Excel In Math Competition

    Over 400 middle and high school female students participated in the 2015 “Celebration of Women in Mathematics” held at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) on October 8, 2015. The celebration consisted of a program of workshops, talks, and math competitions for middle/high school girls and their teachers . The purpose of this event is to encourage young women to continue their study

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  • C. S. Brown High School-STEM First Annual Mentors' Roundtable

    C. S. Brown High School-STEM hosted its first annual Mentors' Roundtable on October 27, 2015.  The Roundtable was designed to introduce junior and sophomore students to community partners as mentors in career fields related to their interests.  Students were able to navigate around the room to meet and greet potential mentors for the coming school year.   The mentors were also

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  • Rachel's Challenge Held At HCPS Secondary Schools

    On the week of September 21, 2015, all of the high schools along with Hertford County Middle School hosted Rachel’s Challenge. Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching is maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel’s

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  • State Superintendent to Recognize Districts and Schools for High Graduation Rates in 2014-15

    Congratulations to Hertford County Public Schools for your outstanding four-year cohort graduation rates! State Superintendent June Atkinson will recognize 11 North Carolina school districts and 60 schools for posting outstanding four-year cohort graduation rates for the 2014-15 school year during a special ceremony to be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 , at 12:30 p.m. , at the Sheraton Imperial RTP

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  • Mr. Billy McBride, Guest Speaker

    2015 HCPS Convocation

    On August 20 th , we hosted our 2015 Convocation, one of the signature events to welcome back over 600 employees. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Sharpening the Effectiveness of Instruction.” We all are instructors whether we are a part of the:   Classroom Teachers   Instructional Assistants Nutritional Department Substitute Teachers Bus Drivers

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  • Ahoskie Elementary School Featured in the September Blog at NCSU

    Ahoskie Elementary School is undergoing a transformation.  In order to accommodate the learning styles of each individual student, they are changing the way they do things. The building is being transformed into a fun and exciting place to learn and to grow. When you walk into the building, you can visit a disco, a camp ground, Hollywood, or even Oz, to name a few.  They invite

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  • NO CHANGES TO HCPS UNIFORM POLICY FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

    HCPS Uniform Policy includes All Black Shoes . Improper shoes have been one of the leading problems for uniform infractions. Male and Female shirts must be collared (turtlenecks are permitted). If you have any questions please refer to the Student Uniform Policy. Attached below is a copy of the entire "HCPS Student Uniform Policy" and also a list of

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  • Congratulations Early College High School for Making Beating the Odds List 2015!

    Newsweek’s  “Beating the Odds” list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage. A  star  next to a school’s name indicates that it meets the Equity measure by helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments. Hertford County

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Hooray for Hertford

  • Erika Stephenson, HCPS Teacher of the Year

    HCPS Teacher of the Year, 2015-16 Ms. Erika Stephenson

    Professional Biography Like many children, I played school when I was young and enjoyed to “play” the teacher. However, as time passed, I became a writer and more interested in journalism, so my plan was to become a Journalist after graduating from college. For some reason, during my junior year of college I began taking education courses as thoughts of teaching filled my mind once

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