(Raleigh, N.C., May 23, 2017) — The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) is pleased to announce that Nartarshia Sharpe has been selected as the 2017 NCVPS e-Learning Advisor of the Year. Her leadership and support at Crossroads Flex High School in Wake County have been exemplary. Please join us in congratulating her.
Nartarshia has been an educator for twenty-three years. She took the role of ELA last year when Crossroads first opened its doors. She previously worked as a school counselor for nine years at Panther Creek High School in Cary, North Carolina.
Nartarshia graduated from UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She holds two Master’s degrees from NC State University, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in School Counseling. She earned National Board Certification in K-12 School Counseling in 2012.
NCVPS teachers and staff members nominated educators at the school and district level who have had a positive impact on their NCVPS students. Nominated ELAs employ innovative practices that can serve as a model for other schools or districts. Their practices improve the overall effectiveness of online learning and contribute to the success of students taking NCVPS courses.
Nominations included individuals working in various roles such as the e-learning advisor, lab facilitator, EC coordinator, data manager, principal, and the district e-learning coordinator. Nominees were then invited to submit a portfolio that showcases their e-learning program.
NCVPS would also like to congratulate the other three finalists:
Robin Lamb – Cedar Ridge High School, Orange County Schools
Neal Dorow – Eugene Ashley High School, New Hanover County School
Amanda Housand – Union Academy Charter School
NC Virtual Public School is the nation’s second largest state-led virtual school with over 55,000 enrollments from all 115 school districts and many charter schools. NCVPS offers over 150 different courses as a supplement to the local high school course catalog and includes Advanced Placement, Occupational Course of Study, electives, traditional, honors, credit recovery, intervention, and flex learning courses. Certified North Carolina instructors teach all NCVPS courses and provide strategies for active student engagement through a variety of technology tools. Teachers are required to make personal contact with students and parents regularly to maximize the student-teacher relationship. Courses are free to students who enroll through their local North Carolina school. NCVPS is available to home school and private school students for a small fee. By virtue of online course delivery, students now have access to rigorous courses and high-quality teachers regardless of ZIP code.