Lenoir County Public Schools has announced its 2019-2020 Principal of the Year.
On Tuesday, Stacy Cauley, principal at Moss Hill Elementary School, got a surprise visit at school from the LCPS Prize Patrol, which brought her the award, balloons and flowers.
Superintendent Brent Williams said, “I’m very excited about this choice, Mrs. Cauley, like her predecessor Mrs. Pierce, exemplifies everything a principal should be.”
After receiving her award, Cauley said, “Moss Hill is a huge piece of my own heart. I understand why people love this school and why they are willing to invest so much in it. As a former teacher, a parent, a Moss Hill community member and now administrator of Moss Hill, I truly understand and share this unique and special relationship.”
Cauley was selected earlier this month from a group of four finalists based on an interview, resume and a questionnaire that asked the candidates to elaborate on their aims as a principal and the philosophy that guides them.
Cauley was named principal at Moss Hill in June 2016.
Last year’s LCPS Teacher of the Year winner was Elizabeth Pierce, principal at E.B. Frink Middle School.
The LCPS Principal of the Year will represent LCPS in the process to select a top principal for the 13-county Southeast Region and the region’s candidate for North Carolina Principal of the Year, a competition that begins next December.
Pierce is the current Southeast Region Principal of the Year.