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Senior leaders from Halifax County Schools presented during the second annual A.I.M. Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center last month.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction hosted the event.

Presenters included Superintendent Eric Cunningham, Assistant Superintendent Tyrana Battle, and LaVonne McClain, director of secondary and career and technical education. 

The presentation highlighted the Clean Energy Youth Apprenticeship and the IT Help Desk program.

“It was a pleasure to present during the AIM Conference on how we turned challenges from COVID-19 into opportunities,” Cunningham said. “As the lighthouse district, we share the innovative and strategic initiatives we have created in Halifax with other school districts across the state that enhance student learning, engagement, and outcomes.” 

Battle said, “The AIM Conference was a wonderful opportunity for Halifax County Schools to highlight its Promising Practices that led to student acceleration, invigoration, and motivation across the state. Our program was a model for the state where industry partners helped to foster college and career readiness beyond the traditional classroom setting.”

District and school teams attended the conference as a way to celebrate educators across the state, as well as collaborate with local, regional, and state educational leaders to explore and engage with the tools and knowledge needed to implement promising practices for the betterment of every student’s education in North Carolina. 

“The AIM Conference is an opportunity to share the wonderful strategies we have implemented in Halifax County Schools while learning from our colleagues across the state,” said McLain. “The sharing of best practices will benefit all students.” 

Roughly 1,000 attendees spent three days at the Raleigh Convention Center for the AIM Conference. 

The idea was to allow them to split up across sessions that took place Wednesday through Friday, share what they learned, and work on plans to implement new ideas or tweak current practices.