Up & Coming Weekly

October 22, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 23-29, 2019 UCW 11 Dr. Christine DiGaudio, principal of Ire- land Drive Middle School, is Cumberland County Schools' 2020 Principal of the Year, and Dr. Natasha Brown, an assistant prin- cipal at Lewis Chapel Middle School, was named the CCS 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year. The winners were made public Oct. 14 at the 2020 Administrators Dinner to honor educators for their leadership and commitment to student success. DiGaudio, a 21-year veteran educator, be- gan her career as a middle school teacher in 1998 after graduating from the State Univer- sity of New York's Buffalo State College. She later obtained a master's degree from Ashland University, an Education Specialist Degree from East Carolina University and a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. DiGaudio has served as principal of Ireland Middle School since 2013. "Leaders cannot and should not be trusted or respected solely due to their position or title; leaders must earn trust and respect," said DiGaudio. She now moves on to compete against other local award recipients from the Region IV Sandhills/South Central Region of the state. Brown has served as an assistant principal for six years. She began her career as an English-lan- guage arts teacher at Spring Lake Middle School after graduating from Fayetteville State University. She has since received a master's degree from Fayetteville State University and an Education Specialist Degree as well as a doctorate from Liberty University. "As an instructional leader, it is my responsibility to ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage in a quality educational experience," said Brown. As the CCS Principal of the Year winner, DiGau- dio received the Principal of the Year Award from the Cumberland County Board of Education, a cash award, an iPad mini and floral arrangement from CCS, an engraved desk clock from Herff Jones, a commemorative Principal of the Year ring from Jostens, two season tickets to the Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey games, a week- end stay at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg, a $5,000 check for school use and a $1,000 check for personal use from Lafayette Ford Lincoln. As CCS Assistant Principal of the Year win- ner, Brown received the Assistant Principal of the Year Award from the Cumberland County Board of Education, a cash award, an iPad mini and floral arrangement from CCS, two season tickets to the Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey games and a $500 check for personal use from Olde Fayetteville Insurance. Other Principal of the Year finalists were recognized at the event and received cash awards and iPads from CCS. ey were Dr. Michele Cain from Cumberland Road Elementary, Christina Tucker from Ponderosa Elementary, Eri- ca Fenner-McAdoo from Howard Hall Elementary, Stephanie Wall Rivers from Montclair Elementary, Shannon Booth from Cumberland Mills Elemen- tary and Reggie Pinkney from Ramsey Street High. Assistant Principal of the Year finalists were also recognized and received cash awards from CCS. e finalists were Kelly McKoy from Cumberland Road Elementary, Eric McLaurin from W.T. Brown Elementary, Ricky Tucker from John Griffin Middle, Niesha Witherspoon from Jack Britt High and Royvell Godbolt from Terry Sanford High. Cumberland County Schools' best by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS Dr. Christine Di Gaudio Dr. Natasha Brown M A G A Z I N E b y , f o r & a b o u t Fayeeville Women L O C A L V E T E R A N O W N E D B U S I N E S S Signs • Banners • Business Cards • Digital & Wide Format Printing • Graphic Design • Copies/Prints • Binding/Laminating • Notary Services • Direct Mail Solutions • UPS/USPS/DHL Shipping • Packaging Material/Supplies • Document Shredding • Mailbox Solutions • Freight Services Westwood & Fort Bragg ANYTHING! We Print, Pack & Ship! Westwood: 439 Westwood Shopping Center | 910.860.1220 | theupsstorelocal.com/2974 Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg Mini-Mall | 910.436.7877 | theupsstorelocal.com/4787 Steve Milburn, Owner Print/Sign Shop The UPS Store

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