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April 17, 2024 4:39 am

WCPS recognizes 2022-2023 retirees

GOLDSBORO — After many years of dedicated service to Wayne County Public Schools, 93 retiring employees were recognized at the district’s 2022-2023 Retirement Ceremony held recently at the Lane Tree Conference Center.
As a part of the celebration, two Central Services administrators were honored.
Dr. David A. Lewis served as superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools from July 2021 through December 2022. Lewis is a veteran administrator with 32 years of public education experience including teaching, school administration and district leadership. He also served six months as the district’s interim superintendent.
Prior to this transition, he spent more than seven years as an assistant superintendent. During this time, areas under his leadership included accountability, testing, OCR, PowerSchool, EVAAS district administrator, special projects, technology integration/support, program evaluation, student assignment (regular ed), district calendar committee, principal evaluation support, NC School Report Card, transportation, school staffing allotments, student services and athletics. From June 2020 through October 2020, Lewis also served as the district’s interim finance officer.
It is worth noting as part of his advancement to district leadership, he served as executive director for information technology/athletics, director of elementary education/athletics, principal of Rosewood Elementary, principal of Rosewood High and assistant principal of Goldsboro High. He also taught and later served as an assistant principal at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton. Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in English education, a master’s degree in school administration and a doctorate’s degree in educational leadership.
Beverly Boltinhouse has served as the Career and Technical Education director since October 2015. Prior to this role, she served a little more than a year as the district finance officer and spent two decades with the district as a business education teacher. Prior to entering the classroom in 1994, Boltinhouse had 14 years of business and finance experience with positions ranging from operations manager at a local credit union to payroll supervisor with the school district.
Boltinhouse holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Data Processing and a master’s degree in business education. She has been a National Board Certified teacher since 2004. She will officially retire July 31.
This year’s retirees included bus drivers, child nutrition assistants, bookkeepers, instructional assistants, Maintenance Department staff, Operations Department staff, Transportation Department staff, teachers, school counselors, school social workers and assistant principals. District leaders say this week’s celebration was a great way to thank all of them for their contributions to public education.
“Each of our retirees have given their time, talents, and at times their own resources to make a difference in a child’s educational journey,” said Dr. Yvette Smith Mason, assistant superintendent for human resources and professional development. “Their dedication and commitment to the students and families of Wayne County Public Schools is greatly appreciated. We wish all of our retirees a wonderful future ahead.”
All total, retirees had approximately 2,210 cumulative years employed in the education profession in North Carolina.
For the entire list of retirees, visit www.waynecountyschools.org.