Significant Accomplishments

Local School Board Receives Top Honor

On September 8th, 2016, the Craven County Board of Education was presented with the prestigious Gold Bell Award from the North Carolina School Board Association.  This special award was presented to school boards in the state who had each board member complete 12 or more hours of professional development training in a year, and Craven County was one of two recipients of this honor.

Legislation requires school boards to complete 12 or more hours of professional development training over a 2 year period and our school board completed more than the minimum in just one year.  This speaks volumes of the commitment, dedication, and excellence that our school board demonstrates as an elected body representing the students and staff of Craven County.

Their heart and determination is also evident by the fact that each board member used their own funds to pay for the training required.

Meghan Doyle, Ed.D., superintendent shares, “The Craven Board of Education sets a high standard for professional learning that represents a historical commitment to good governance and has led to high district performance. We are very fortunate that our Board not only values continual professional growth but models it for our system.”

Craven County Schools is extremely proud of the Craven County Board of Education and is honored to work with a wonderful group of individuals committed to providing the best educational opportunities in this county.


Craven County Board of Education Earns Recognition at the 2012 North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) Conference, November 12-14, 2012

On November 13, 2012, the Craven County Board of Education was awarded the 2012 Leadership Award for School Boards.  This is the first year for this award and Craven County Board of Education received this honor for extraordinary leadership during the previous school year.  The award was presented to the entire school board because of their demonstration of the following qualities: 

·   Focus on students by fostering an environment in which the student can develop and flourish

·    Demonstrated progress in achieving system goals

·    Fostered increased parental involvement

·    Created a school community that foster quality performance and innovation

·    Worked well with administrative staff and as a board.

·         Kimberly Rice Smith was named to the 2012-2013 All-State School Board

During the North Carolina School Board Association Conference (NCSBA),  November 12-14, 2012, Kimberly Rice Smith, was named to the 2012-2013 All-State School Board due to her diligent work and focus on recruiting, retaining, rewarding and recognizing teachers and her belief that having highly qualified teachers is paramount for our children to receive a high quality education.  Mrs. Smith has demonstrated her leadership by modeling the expectations of the school system.  She has set personal goals that include returning calls and emails within 24-hours, making regular visits to all schools, continually learning through training provided locally and at the state level and by recognizing the vital importance of the school board and system having a partnership/relationship with the community.