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SPEAKERS FROM CRAVEN COUNTY SCHOOLS!
The February meeting of the God and Country Christian Alliance is this coming Monday evening at Moore’s Old Tyme BBQ in New Bern.
Our guest speakers will be Dr. Meghan Doyle, Superintendent of Craven County Schools and Mrs. Kim Rice Smith, Vice Chair of the Craven County Board of Education.
After their introductory remarks, they will entertain question from those in attendance.
Tom Kakadelis, Pastor Outreach Director at the North Carolina Family Policy Council, is also expected to attend.
All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend!
The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Those who wish to eat and fellowship prior to the meeting are encouraged to arrive between 6:00 and 6:30.
God and Country Christian Alliance November meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021 6:00-6:30pm, for those who wish to eat and fellowship 7:00pm: meeting begins; Moore’s Olde Tyme BBQ MLK Blvd. New Bern, NC
For more information: Jerry Schill, Chairman: 252-361-3015 Jim Kohr, Vice Chairman: 252-665-1446 __________________________________________________________________________________ DR. MEGHAN DOYLE Dr. Meghan Doyle is the Superintendent of the Craven County School system. She is a leader in public education in North Carolina.She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Doyle earned her master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. Her concentration for her doctorate degree was in distance learning. She has served has a high school biology, physics, and physical science teacher; has held school administrative positions, including assistant principal and principal, at both the middle and high school level. In 2006 she was selected the Southeast Region Principal of the year and was later named the North Carolina Principal of the Year for North Carolina. Dr. Doyle served as both an assistant superintendent and superintendent in Currituck County Public Schools and has worked at the state level as a district transformation coach for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Before being named Superintendent of Craven County Schools in 2016, Dr. Doyle served as an Assistant County Manager in Onslow County for four years.
Under Dr. Doyle’s leadership, Craven County Schools worked with a large and diverse community stakeholder group to create a shared vision for public education in her community. That vision states, “We envision a public education system that challenges all students as learners and prepares them to imagine and create a successful life; values educators and empowers them to inspire and spark innovation in every student; leads in education and community engagement; and invites all students, their families, and all members of the community to work together to support public education to the benefit of our students, our community, our nation and our world.” This vision has led to the creation of a new five-year strategic plan where Craven County Schools “will work together with families and the community to educate all learners to personal, professional, and civic success through challenging and personalized instruction.” Dr. Doyle has used her diverse experience to build strong relationships with the community to provide leverage for the important work of building a strong public school system that is responsive to and a catalyst for the workforce needs of the future. The vehicle for achieving the goals of the district’s Strategic Plan is focused on employing the principles of continuous improvement to deliver value and results to our students, our families and our community. It is our goal to ensure that each graduate of the Craven County School System is well positioned for professional, personal, and civic success. ____________________________________________________________________________________ MRS. KIM RICE SMITH Mrs. Kim Rice Smith represents Craven County Board of Education District 6 where she lives and serves as Vice-President of a family owned business that has operated in the Havelock Community for five decades, Rice’s Trucking Company. She is also an author. Following a decade long run as an award winning columnist for the Havelock News, Mrs. Smith began a daily faith based blog which has now branched out into four books and a popular podcast. Recently, she signed a contract to become a contributing writer for Upper Room publications which publishes in 100 countries and in 35 languages.
Mrs. Smith’s most distinctive characteristic is her service to others. As a volunteer and engaged citizen of our community, she has served in countless capacities including: PTO President, HUG Volunteer Coordinator, Education Committee Chairperson for the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, Havelock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors-Currently serving as Chairperson, and as a member of the Military Affairs Committee.
One of Mrs. Smith’s most significant contributions to our school system, beyond her service as a member, is through her work as the former Congregations 4 Children (C4C) Coordinator for the Sound District of the United Methodist Church. This program helps equip and strengthen partnerships between the faith based community and our public schools all over Eastern North Carolina. Her work has led to significant partnerships in support of students in Craven County Schools and beyond. She currently serves the United Methodist Church in various roles including: Lay Leader for the nine counties of the Sound District, NC Conference Board of Laity, and as a member of the Dismantling Racism Team for the District.
As a Board of Education member, Mrs. Smith’s distinction is her work as goal manager where she helps to facilitate the work of the Board of Education to achieve its goals in alignment with those of the system. Her commitment is to the children of Craven County and her work ethic and tireless dedication demonstrate it in every activity she engages on behalf of our public schools.
CURRENT TERM: December 2018 – November 2022