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Welcome Lynette McCoy as our new principal

Lynette McCoy is pleased to be the new principal of BHESA.

I want to take a moment to let you know that I am looking forward to a wonderful and productive year with the students of Benton Heights. My goal is to work in partnership with you so that our children will achieve success this school year. It is important for you to know that in all cases your child’s needs are my first priority. I am very pleased to be here to serve you and your family as Principal of Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts. Beginning on Monday, September 12, I will take the place of Dr. Michael Harvey who has moved to Monroe Middle School as the school’s principal. I want you to know that my “door is open.” Please stop by sometime so that we may meet face to face.

I have been an educator for over 25 years and have many experiences to draw upon when it comes to educating children. I hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary and Special Education along with a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Reading. A few years ago I returned to school and completed a Post Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Previously, I served at these Union County Public schools…New Salem Elementary, Hemby Bridge Elementary and Central Academy of Technology and Arts as an Assistant Principal.

When I am not at school some hobbies I enjoy are reading, gardening, walking and traveling. I recently took up tennis and hope to become better through practice. This past summer I visited the North Carolina coast (oh, I love water too) and New Orleans, Louisiana.

It is my belief that if students are engaged in classroom instruction that is challenging then, academic growth through learning will occur on a consistent basis. Benton Heights students have made lots of progress in the past few years and my goal is for that to continue. In order for this to occur, students must come to school daily with a positive attitude toward learning and a willingness to make good choices in regard to their behavior. With a focus on learning and attention to “doing the right thing” I am confident that this will be a positive and successful school year.

Lynette L. McCoy, Principal

Written by: Lynette McCoy, Principal
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 by Don Mace

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