- Duplin County Schools
DCS Board Honor Retirees
Kenansville, North Carolina- September 8, 2020- At Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting held at Kenansville Elementary School, the Board honored Ms. Selina Riley-Gurganus for her 14 years of service to Duplin County Schools.
Board Chairman Mr. Brent Davis shared, “It’s an honor for me tonight to recognize Ms. Riley-Gurganus’ leadership in education and celebrate her retirement from Duplin County Schools. She has truly been dedicated to Duplin County Schools and has served our district as an Achievement Coach, College and Career Liaison Curriculum Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal. On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for your service to our school system.”
Ms. Riley-Gurganus was given the opportunity to say a few words and shared, To God be the glory for my parents who provided love, support, guidance, and discipline and to my family. It truly takes a village and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this village. It has been an honor and a blessing.”
Dr. Austin Obasohan, Superintendent for Duplin County Schools shared, “On behalf of the Board of Education, we are so grateful to Ms. Riley-Gurganus’ commitment to our school system and her dedication to our students, staff, and the DCS community for the past 14 years. We wish you all the best and we are so thankful for your faithful service to Duplin County Schools.”
Also at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, the Board honored Ms. Pam Jenkins for her 20 years of service to Duplin County Schools.
Board Chairman Mr. Brent Davis commended Ms. Jenkins' service and commitment to the school system. He shared,” Tonight, we celebrate an amazing leader who has served Duplin County Schools for 20 years.” Mr. Davis went on to say that Ms. Jenkins has served across the district as assistant principal, and principal. “On behalf of the Board of Education, we thank you for your leadership, wisdom and dedicated service to our schools and the students in this county. Thank you for the lives that you have impacted and we wish you the best”.
Ms. Jenkins was given the opportunity to say a few words and shared, “Although I have not liked every minute, I have loved everything that Duplin County Schools means for the students of this county. It has been amazing.” Ms. Jenkins went on to thank board member, Mr. Claudius Morrisey for taking a chance on her years ago and well as her family for their guidance and support. She concluded by saying, “Thank you everyone for the opportunity to be a part of Duplin County Schools.”
Dr. Austin Obasohan, Superintendent for Duplin County Schools shared, “On behalf of the Board of Education, we celebrate with Ms. Jenkins and we are thankful for her 20 years of service to our school system. You have remained committed to the students, staff and community and we wish you all the best.”
Congratulations Ms. Riley-Gurganus and Ms. Jenkins on your retirement!