2020 was a year filled with unprecedented trials and uncertainty across the world, but that didn’t stop Cumberland County Schools (CCS) from providing a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment to prepare lifelong learners to reach their maximum potential. CCS moves forward with The Cumberland Commitment: Strategic Plan 2024 and is making progress toward accomplishing goals set in all four priority areas.
Despite the challenges of 2020, there’s a lot to celebrate in CCS. Maureen Stover, CCS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year and the 2020 Burroughs Wellcome North Carolina Teacher of the Year, was named one of four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year.
Additionally, the CCS Class of 2020 earned more than $51 million in scholarships. Two CCS high school basketball teams won state titles, disciplinary offenses decreased across the district, and Cross Creek Early College High School was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School.
Most importantly, in less than one week, CCS teachers and school leaders changed how public education has been delivered for the last 350 years. With creativity, dedication, and ingenuity, students continued to learn. The staff ensured students had access to technology, meals, and other necessities.
Read more about the district’s accomplishments, successes, and challenges in the 2021 Annual Report.