• Mission and Vision

     

    We empower well-rounded, confident leaders who aspire to serve others and achieve their full potential.

    Our mission is to create an environment that fosters safety, self-worth, and curiosity in students through interactive, enriching experiences, positive communication, and inclusiveness.

    Awards and Recognition

    School Recognitions:

    • North Carolina High Growth School, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014
    • North Carolina Honor School of Excellence, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
    • North Carolina School of Distinction, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
    • North Carolina Association of Administrators Award of Merit, 2008
    • UCPS "International School", 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Global Education Recognition P21 Exemplar School 2019
     

    National Board Certified Teachers

    • Amy Brantley
    • Kerri Connolly
    • Georgianna Farwell
    • Kristen Flores
    • Marissa Latzos
    • Jessica Lequire
    • Ellen LeRoy
    • Stephanie McLeod

    Teachers of the Year

    • Kayla Neufer, grade 1, 2021-2022
    • Sarah Hoefer, pre-k, 2020-2021
    • Kristen Hilkert, grade 1, 2019-2020
    • Kristen Flores, kindergarten, 2018-2019
    • Anita Martin, kindergarten, 2017-2018
    • Jennifer Caldwell,  grade 3, 2016-2017
    • Leah Kuhn, AIG, 2015-2016  
    • Glenn Baron, grade 5, 2014-2015 (top twelve finalist)
    • Laura Bauer, grade 5, 2013-2014
    • Kerri Connolly, grade 1, 2012-2013 (**Also recognized as the Union County Teacher of the Year!)
    • Jennifer Sinople, grade 4, 2011-2012
    • Jessica Lequire, music, 2010-2011
    • Leigh Ann Worley, grade 5, 2009-2010
    • Laura Aquilone, k/1 multiage, 2008-2009
    • Dana Moritz, kindergarten, 2007-2008
    • Ingela Whitley, grade 4, 2006-2007
    • Deanna Herlong, media, 2005-2006

    Teacher Assistants of the Year

    • Erin Stephenson, 2021-2022
    • Meg Brantley, 2019-2020
    • Amy Young, 2018-2019
    • Jeremy Heinze, 2017-2018
    • Annette Marin, 2016-2017
    • Dawn Ferguson, 2015-2016 
    • Cindy Pierson, 2014-2015
    • Jill Mitchell, 2013-2014
    • Sharyn Surro, 2012-2013
    • Cheryl Wall, 2011-2012
    • Kathy Privette, 2010-2011
    • Dawn Davis, 2009-2010
    • Pam Rorie , 2008-2009
    • Alcyon Raia, 2007-2008
    • Kendra Kent, 2006-2007
    • Jan Young, 2005-2006

    UCPS Global Teacher Leaders

    • Laura Bauer
    • Kelley Contrera

    VIF International Education Team of the Year: (2013)

    • First Grade: Trevor Althof, Laura Aquilone, Kristen Flores, Sandra Gullion, Kerri Connolly, Melanie Wilson


    VIF Administrator of the Year (2013)

    • Dr. Rachel Clarke

    VIF Teacher of the Year (2012)

    • Trevor Althof

    CATO Science Teacher of the Year (2013)

    • Dr. Glenn Baron