Welcome Dr. Carla Neal
The Chatham County Board of Education has hired Dr. Carla Neal as the new principal of Bennett School. Board members approved the move during their meeting Monday, March 12, 2018.
Neal is the assistant principal at Robbins Elementary School in Moore County. She has been in that role since 2014, during which she completed Future Ready Leadership, a program that exposes principals and assistant principals to leadership strategies and instructional methods.
“I have a passion for curriculum and student success, and I believe I am capable of inspiring that same passion in our teachers through an appropriate level of support and professional development,” Neal said.
Students have unique needs, and those needs are best met when both school and community resources are cultivated collaboratively, Neal said.
“I just love what the community can give,” she said.
Small locales, in particular, are ripe for school-community collaborations, Neal said.
“Everybody kind of knows everybody,” explained Neal, who has both taught in and led small schools. “I wouldn’t trade my small-town schools for anything.”
Neal has roots in the Bennett community, where she spent childhood summers.
“I grew up not far from there,” she said.
Neal’s family has a farm in Bennett. Her father attended school at Bennett and graduated from Chatham Central High School, as did her husband. She is a mom to two young children, including one who’ll start kindergarten at Bennett this coming school year.
“We’ll kind of be a package deal,” Neal said.
Children in Chatham County who will be 5 years old either on or before August 31st are eligible for registration in Chatham County Schools. Their parents should pick up registration packets from the schools in their attendance areas from April 9th-20th from 8:30-3:30. Children do not have to be present during registration, but the following are required:
COLOR ME BETA
5K Color/Fun Run
April 21, 2018
BENNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
REGISTRATION AT 7:00 AM
(under 5 years of age $5)
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2017/2018 High School Registration Dates
2/12 8:00-9:00 a.m. Mr. Stensland visits Bennett
In Mrs. Collins class.
2/20 6:15 Parents are invited to the CCHS Auditorium
For an meeting about High School Registration.
2/23 Ms. Young, CCHS School Counselor will meet
With 8th grade students to begin the registration
3/16 Registration papers are due to Mrs. Murchison
3/21 8th Grade students will visit CCHS for the day.
January 12, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am very excited about my appointment as Interim Principal of Bennett School. I relish being back in the school setting and working with children, teachers, parents and guardians. My commitment to each and every student in this school is my highest priority.
Bennett and Chatham County Schools’ core values reflect my personal beliefs in schools. I take very seriously the responsibility to be a part of providing an environment to ensure that each child can achieve at his or her highest level. We will continue to strive for a safe and orderly educational setting which values the well-being for each and every member of our school community.
I have spent 34 years in education. I served as a building level administrator in both elementary and secondary followed by curriculum work at the district level.
I look forward to getting to know you. My immediate goal is to become as familiar a face as I can with the students, staff and school community. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help in anyway.