Cyrus’ experience would benefit school board

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It has been our pleasure to meet and get to know Stephanie Cyrus over the past 3 ½ years. We feel she, as a lifelong educator and mother of two children in Wilson County Schools, is the best choice for the District 7 seat on the Board of Education.

Stephanie was both a North Carolina teaching fellow (N.C. State University) and a principal fellow (East Carolina University), meaning she received full scholarships with promises to teach in North Carolina for eight total years. Since graduating from NCSU, she has served in Johnston, Wilson (Beddingfield), Jones and Craven counties. Positions in those counties included classroom teacher, assistant principal intern (all grade levels), gifted program coordinator, assistant principal and college access coordinator. Prior to returning to Wilson from Asheville, Stephanie served as director of teacher recruitment and retention, which expanded to include gifted programs, professional development and teacher support.

Upon returning to Wilson three years ago, she had the unique opportunity to join the N.C. Department of Public Instruction as a state consultant for gifted and advanced programs. In that role, she works on providing guidance and technical assistance as districts are developing gifted programs, working with schools and families.

Stephanie has a wide range of experience in the field of education that would be extraordinarily helpful to the Wilson County Board of Education and this community. She brings vision and passion, and will commit to decisions that are best for Wilson County students.

It is without hesitation that we support and encourage you to show your support for Stephanie Cyrus, Board of Education District 7 candidate at the polls.

Shelley Gibson
Natalie Hanchett
Jessica Satterfield