RCS seeks Managing Executive Director
Roxboro Community School, a North Carolina public charter school serving students in grades six through 12, seeks a Managing Executive Director (MED) effective July 3, 2013 or earlier.
The MED is responsible for daily school operations, and is supervised by the RCS Board of Directors.
Preferred qualifications include a master's degree or higher in education and/or school administration; principal’s certification; middle/high school experience as a teacher and/or administrator, and knowledge of North Carolina charter schools.
The application process will remain open until filled.
Confidentiality is ensured for all applicants.
Anne Bettendorf named RCS Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
Art teacher Anne Bettendorf is the RCS Teacher of the Year 2013-14.
Art teacher Anne Bettendorf was this week named Roxboro Community School’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. She will now go on to regional competition for the state charter schools teacher of the year title.
After being chosen as Teacher of the Year (TOY) by her peers, Bettendorf said, “I was honored to be nominated and am overwhelmed to represent RCS as Teacher of the Year.”
She continued, “I love coming to work every day, and working with my students and the Art Club members. I often think about how lucky I am to be in this position.” Bettendorf added that she garners true joy from her work with RCS students, some of whom she has watched grow up.
Before she joined the RCS faculty, Bettendorf taught at Oak Lane Elementary School. She said she taught children in first or second grade at Oak Lane, and is now teaching them in middle school. At RCS, she teaches students in grades six through 12, and said it is an added benefit of her job to get to watch young people grow up.
Roxboro Community High School Principal Greg Hamilton congratulated Bettendorf on being named by her peers as the new teacher of the year.
“She is an outstanding teacher, and has done a wonderful job at RCS,” said Hamilton. “Her care for the students shows in everything she does and she has done a great job of carrying the art department to new heights.”
Hamilton commended Bettendorf for her willingness to help other teachers and to “find ways to shine a positive light on RCS in the community through her involvement with the arts programs in the city and county.”
Upon learning of Bettendorf’s honor, her colleague, theatre arts teacher Christine Morgan said she was thrilled.
Morgan said she respected the way Bettendorf collaborates with other teachers at RCS, and is always willing to make her lessons fit with those of her colleagues.
“She is open with her students,” Morgan continued, and works with her lessons until they are “just right. She pays attention to how her students respond to the lessons,” Morgan said, and constantly tries to ensure that she is doing the very best for all students.
Morgan also admires Bettendorf’s organizational skills and said, “as a person, she is easy to get along with.”
Roxboro Community Middle School Principal Natalie Brozy presented Bettendorf a bouquet of flowers after making the announcement during a staff meeting Thursday. She said, “We are absolutely delighted with our staff’s choice of Mrs. Anne Bettendorf to represent Roxboro Community School as our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Bettendorf exemplifies so many of the qualities we see in our state’s top teachers. She has a passion for art, and her curriculum brings energy to her classroom. She encourages her students to take risks, try new art forms, and learn from their peers. As Mrs. Bettendorf celebrates her students’ accomplishments, she is building in every one of them a sense of accomplishment and an appreciation for art. We are so proud to have Mrs. Bettendorf represent RCS in the regional Teacher of the Year competition.”
Bettendorf has taught at RCS for four years. She and her husband, RCS guidance counselor Justin Bettendorf, have a daughter, Aurora, who will turn five in August.
Anne Bettendorf said she and Justin have one biological child, but all the students at RCS are their children as well.
“We have good conversations about the kids. They’re our kids,” she said of the RCS student body.
Bettendorf graduated cum laude from Meredith College with a degree in studio arts. She earned a certificate in art education from Meredith as well.