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A New Voyage for an Inaugural Pirate
PRMS opened in the fall of 2005. Mrs. Cassaundra Price was part of the inaugural staff at PRMS in 2005-2006.Today we say good-bye to Mrs. Price as she embarks on a new adventure to serve at Union Academy.
We have never had a first day of school in our school’s history without Cassaundra Price. Only 19 staff members have been here as long as Mrs. Price. She is one of the first Pirates I met when I came to the campus before taking the helm as principal. Cassaundra’s hard work and dedication has been instrumental in the success we have enjoyed over the last 9 years. She has had a huge impact on our school and we are better for having had her serve here.
Back in 2005:
· I was starting my second year as a principal fellow interning at Piedmont Open IB Middle School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
· Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
· YouTube is launched in the United States.
· First presidential election was held in Egypt.
· “Arrested Development” was the top rated TV show
· Mariah Carey was claiming “We Belong Together” and Gwen Stefani was screaming “Hollaback Girl”
· The highest-grossing film of this year was “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
· Everyone was reading “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
PRMS in 2005:
· Was opened by Dr. Mary Ellis and started the first year with Tim Connor as principal.
· Was preparing for the first group of students
· Dr. Ellis was starting her first year in the county office as Asst. Superintendent of Administration. The county office was in the Government center.
· The 8th grade class had only 377 students contrary to our current class of 505 students….My, how we’ve grown
· No one had a laptop, not even the principal
· Cassaundra Price was working with SIMS
While I hate to lose her, I am thankful that she has been granted a new opportunity. She is leaving us to accept a new challenge and opportunity at Union Academy. I am confident that she will prove to be as invaluable to their staff as she has been to us at PRMS.
Good luck Cassaundra…you will truly be missed.
Written by: Lee Casey
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 by Christine Courtney