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Dr. Fleming Named 2023 Sandhills Regional Superintendent of The Year

Dr. Fleming Named 2023 Sandhills Regional Superintendent of The Year

Harnett County Schools Superintendent Named Sandhills Regional Superintendent of the Year 

June 13, 2022

LILLINGTON, NC – During the June board of education meeting, Dr. Aaron L. Fleming was presented with the 2023 Sandhills Regional Superintendent of the Year Award. Dr. Fleming is the first-ever Superintendent in the region to be presented with this honor for two consecutive years. The award was presented by the Sandhills Regional Education Consortium (SREC) Executive Director Dr. Ron Hargrave. 

Dr. Fleming has served as the SREC Superintendents’ Council Members Chairman for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Dr. Fleming states, “It is my goal to work diligently as an advocate for our students, teachers, and community. My top priority is to ensure every student receives a world-class education. I am honored to be recognized by my fellow colleagues and members of the SREC Superintendents’ Council.”

As the Sandhills Regional Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Fleming will have the opportunity to be chosen as the state’s Superintendent of the Year. 

For more information about the Sandhills Regional Education Consortium, please visit sandhillsresa.com. 

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Harnett County Schools prepares for Lockdown and Emergency Evacuation Drill

LILLINGTON, NC –  Harnett County Schools has scheduled a lockdown and emergency evacuation drill for students at Coats-Erwin Middle and Coats Elementary Schools on February 15-16, 2022. Students at both locations are familiar with the proper safety protocols in preparation for the lockdown and emergency drill. Harnett County Schools will conduct the lockdown and emergency evacuation drill with the help of the Harnett County Sheriff's Department, Coats Police Department, and Harnett County Emergency Services. 

During the lockdown portion of the drill, students will be transported by bus to their reunification site. A reunification site is used if public safety officials require that a school building be evacuated off-site in an emergency. Students and staff members would be transported by bus to a designated parent-student reunification site. Parents will be informed of their child's reunification location via the school district's message system in the event of an emergency.  

The lockdown and emergency evacuation drill at Coats-Erwin Middle and Coats Elementary Schools will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am on February 15th and 16th. Harnett County Schools ask that parents and visitors avoid these campuses during the exercise drill time. 

Student safety is paramount and will always be the number one priority in Harnett County Schools' operations. Scheduling safety drills are necessary to ensure students' safety and understanding of safety protocols during an emergency. 

Mrs. Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black named Principal at Harnett Central Middle School

LILLINGTON, NC –  Harnett County Schools named Mrs. Jennifer Black as Harnett Central Middle School principal effective February 1, 2022. 

 An educator of 13 years, Black earned her undergraduate degree in Sports Management and a Master's in School Administration, both from Campbell University. 

Mrs. Blacked worked for eight years in Parks and Recreation before moving into education. Before becoming an administrator, Black taught health and physical education in Lee County for six years. She served as assistant principal at both Overhills and Boone Trail Elementary Schools and is currently the principal at Boone Trail Elementary. 

During her time with Harnett County Schools, Mrs. Black was recognized as Harnett County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition, she is a member of the Harnett County Principals and Assistant Principals Association (HCPAPA), the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA), and a new member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Phi Chapter.  

“Mrs. Black is familiar with the Harnett Central community and is ready to work with the excellent staff, students, parents, and stakeholders,” stated Dr. Aaron Fleming, Superintendent. “I appreciate Mrs. Black for taking on this opportunity mid-school year.”