After many years of dedicated service to Wayne County Public Schools, approximately 75 retiring employees were recognized at the district’s 2018-2019 Retirement Ceremony, held at the Goldsboro Event Center.
“Every Wayne County Public Schools’ employee, regardless of role, has a valuable role in helping ensure our schools meet student needs on a daily basis,” states Dr. Yvette Smith Mason, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. “This annual recognition event allows our school district to honor retiring employees for their dedicated service to our schools and collective contributions to North Carolina public education.”
As part of the ceremony, Dr. Mason thanked the retirees for their hard work and commitment to education, and wished them well in their retirement. As a final token of appreciation, each retiree was presented a plaque by WCPS superintendent, Dr. Michael Dunsmore, for their faithful service to the district.
The first retiree recognized was Tasha Christian Adams, principal of Edgewood Community Developmental School.
“Mrs. Adams has dedicated her education career to helping equip regular and special needs students with the tools to be successful both in the classroom and in life,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “We wish her the very best in her upcoming retirement.”
Mrs. Christian Adams is a Wayne County native, but began her education career in 1989 with Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools. Mrs. Christian Adams taught regular education (Grades 3-8) and special education students in grades K-12 for 12 years. Mrs. Christian Adams returned home to Wayne County in 2001, where she served as an EC Resource teacher at Fremont Stars Elementary and later Norwayne Middle School. In 2002, Mrs. Christian Adams transitioned to school administration as the assistant principal at Brogden Primary. The following year, she was named Interim principal of Edgewood Community Developmental School and later named Principal of the school on July 1, 2004.
All total, retirees had approximately 1,700 cumulative years employed in the education profession in North Carolina. The 2018-2019 retirees are as follows: