Aurelia Lagle has served as a teacher assistant for four years in a William R. Davie preschool classroom. She has been described as an enthusiastic and compassionate teacher assistant, who is always encouraging, positive, and continually seeking suggestions to meet the needs of students, as well as strengthen her own skills. Her dedication to growing as a professional is obvious from her attendance of multiple trainings and workshops to support students’ academic, health, social, and emotional needs.

Mrs. Lagle is known for the way she responds to students with compassion, encouragement, and a positive attitude. She always celebrates their achievements, both big and small. She not only takes the time to get to know her students, but also their families. She is someone who is never too busy in her own life to be there for others.

Mrs. Lagle’s dedication to the students, staff, and community at William R. Davie Elementary is greatly appreciated. Congratulations and special thanks to Aurelia Lagle, Davie County’s District Teacher Assistant of the Year!
2016-17 Accountability Results

The North Carolina READY Accountability Results were presented to the NC State Board of Education earlier this month. Davie County Schools saw an increase in schools that Exceed Growth Expectations in 2016-17, and a slight increase in performance on End of Grade and End of Course tests. Included below are some of the highlights:

  • Davie County Schools met 100% of the participation goals, joining 88.6% of schools across North Carolina that also met all participation goals.
  • Both the Grade Level Proficiency (GLP) and College and Career Ready (CCR) proficiency in Davie County Schools increased again slightly in 2016-17, with the GLP increasing from 63.8% to 63.9%, and the CCR increasing from 53.6% to 54.6%. These averages place Davie County Schools in the top 20% of the state.
  • Davie County Schools saw 82% of their schools meet or exceed expected growth in 2016-17.
  • 68% of high school students in the district achieved the ACT benchmark, earning at minimum the lowest composite score that the UNC College system will accept.
  • Over 95% of students met the completion of Math III.
  • ACT WorkKeys is the required test for all students graduating high school with a Career and Technical Education concentration. Davie County Schools had the highest percentage of students ever to have earned a Silver certificate or better on the ACT WorkKeys. Almost 90% of these students in Davie County Schools met this significant goal.
  • Davie County Schools' four year graduation rate remained at 87.3%, and the five year graduation rate increased to 88.3%.

“Regardless of where they start, we want our students to grow academically every school year. Our students participate in state tests along their path to graduation and their proficiency in Davie County Schools was higher than the state average in every grade and subject tested. While we are proud of the academic progress as measured by state tests, we have plenty of room for improvement. We also recognize that the accountability results reported each year are only a snapshot of one day out of 180, and there are so many things our teachers are accomplishing with students that can never be measured by a standardized assessment. I want to thank everyone in Davie County who invest their time and resources into our schools. We will continue to partner with our community to make our public schools a national model.” - Dr. Darrin Hartness, Superintendent
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Volunteers provide the students and staff of Davie County Schools with invaluable services that better the education experience. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and submit a Volunteer Application using the App-Garden Volunteer Tracker system. Already a volunteer? Please be sure to 'Edit Your Profile', if needed, and 'Log Your Hours.' All volunteers are asked to attend a Volunteer Orientation annually. Thanks for making a difference in our schools!
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The Brick Fundraiser is a way for our community to support the new school and be a part of history. Funds raised will be used for outdoor furniture for the courtyard, as well as the concession stand/restroom area for baseball and softball fields. Click on the image above to place your order. If you have questions, please call (336) 751-5905. Thanks for your support!
Welcome, New Assistant Principals!

Michael Pruitt- DCHS
Raymonda Shelton- SGES
Elisabeth Bolick-Spillman- MES
Chelsea Rutledge- SDMS

Michael Pruitt is serving as Assistant Principal at Davie County High School. Most recently, Michael has been teaching social studies (including AP US History) at Davie High while working on his MSA. In three short years in Davie, he has built a strong reputation as a classroom teacher. He establishes positive relationships with students, challenges them with good instruction, and his results speak for themselves.  Prior to becoming a War Eagle, Michael was a NC Teaching Fellow, and he taught in Wilkes County, where he was named District Teacher of the Year. He is excited to be part of Davie High and to continue growing, learning, and making a positive impact as he transitions from the classroom into administration.

Elisabeth Bolick-Spillman is reassigned from Shady Grove Elementary to Mocksville Elementary as Assistant Principal. Elisabeth was an exceptional English teacher at Davie High before going through the Principal Fellows Program at UNCG to earn her MSA. She completed a full-time internship at Pinebrook Elementary with Brooke Preslar and Jennifer Lynde in 2015-16, before serving Shady Grove last year as an Assistant Principal.  Elisabeth is excited to have the opportunity to continue to grow at Mocksville Elementary, and she will be a great teammate for Principal Jennifer Swofford.

Raymonda Shelton is reassigned from William R. Davie Elementary (as Instructional Coach) to Shady Grove Elementary as Assistant Principal. Raymonda recently completed her MSA and is eager to serve as a school administrator. She taught 5th grade at Pinebrook Elementary before serving as an Instructional Coach the last two years at WRD, and she has served as a teacher and as a curriculum coordinator in our Read to Achieve Camp the last four summers. Raymonda has many years of experience in Davie County Schools and also has expertise as a reading specialist earlier in her career.

Ms. Chelsea Rutledge will be joining us on September 28 as Assistant Principal at South Davie Middle School. Chelsea has been a science teacher and teacher leader at North Forsyth High School for the past 8 years where she was also named their 2014 Teacher of the Year.  Among many other things, she was the website webmaster for NFHS, served as the Bring Your Own Device school facilitator, participated in their 1:1 pilot program, and was also a vital part of their Prep for Success student program.  She completed her BS degree at Western Carolina and her MSA at High Point University. She is recently married, loves a good cup-cake, and is mom to one adorable pooch named Daisy.
Congratulations to our Transportation team, ranked #1 in NC!
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to attend Governor’s School this summer: William Q Collins, DCHS, Instrumental Music (Trombone) at Campus West; Avery R Boudreau, DCHS, Math at Campus East; Tyler A Zickmund, DCHS, Math at Campus East; and Samantha A Smith, DCHS, Natural Science at Campus West.
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Back to School Convocation at the New Nest

Davie County Schools celebrated the Back to School Convocation this year at the new Davie County High School! Each year, our employees gather for inspiration and motivation for the new school year and to find out who has been selected as the Stars of the Year.

This year, excitement was abound as the Davie High cheerleaders set the mood for convocation. The Stars of the Year nominees entered the gym at Davie High through a tunnel of cheerleaders waving their pom poms, as Jeff Wallace called their names. Mr. Wallace welcomed the employees and provided the invocation. The Davie High JROTC presented the Colors and Girl Scouts led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Davie County High School trumpet choir performed the National Anthem. Jinda Haynes announced the Stars of the Year after Mr. Wallace surprised her and announced she was named the Administrator of the Year. 

  • Administrator of the Year: Jinda Haynes, Central Office
  • Bus Driver of the Year: Danielle Byington, Pinebrook Elementary School
  • Transportation Professional of the Year: Jeremy Miller, Transportation
  • Custodial Team of the Year: Cooleemee Elementary School: Kathy Dingey, Dinah Beck, Kathy Hamilton and Erin Jackson
  • Maintenance Person of the Year: Steve Ellis, Maintenance
  • Child Nutrition Manager of the Year: Carla Mast, South Davie Middle School
  • Child Nutrition Person of the Year: Sharon Jones, Shady Grove Elementary School
  • Student Services Person of the Year: Miles Catlett, Davie County Early College High School
  • EC Related Service Person of the Year: Lydia McCabe, Central Davie Education Center
  • EC Teacher of the Year: Anike Fuller, William R. Davie Elementary School
  • Office Professional of the Year: Donna Thompson, Transportation
  • Assistant Principal of the Year: Cindy Myers, North Davie Middle School
  • Teacher Assistant of the Year: Aurelia Lagle, William R. Davie Elementary School

The Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year were announced at the end of the Convocation. Dr. Hartness introduced the guest speaker, Steve Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland provided an engaging and inspiring message for our employees. He asked the crowd to think of five people who have made a difference in their lives...and it didn't have to necessarily be a positive difference. We were challenged to serve with purpose, passion and pride. Steve reminded us that in one moment, you can change the acts of millions.

Dr. Hartness shared his back to school message and thanks for sharing the difference in Davie last year. We were even more conscious of the service we provide, the conversations that take place, and how we interact with anyone visiting our schools.

The Principal of the Year was awarded to Doyle Nicholson from Davie County High School. The schools' Teachers of the Year were introduced and the District Teacher of the Year was awarded to Teresa Carter from Cooleemee Elementary School. Brian Nicolay from Flow Honda of Winston-Salem came bearing gifts. Mr. Nicholson received $1,000 in honor of his accomplishments and Ms. Carter will be driving a nice, new Honda for the school year! We sincerely thank Flow Honda for their partnership!

In closing, Board Member Wendy Horne thanked the group for all we do from the perspective of a Board member, but more importantly, a parent. As a reminder as to how important each of you are and how you’re fulfilling a purpose that was specifically designed for you and only you, she left us with this thought, "Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There is ALWAYS someone out there who needs exactly what you, and only you, have to give."
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
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