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Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year.

posted Oct 24, 2014, 6:51 AM by khball@yanceync.net



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At its regular monthly meeting on October 6, 2014, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year.



In announcing Mr. Robinson as POY, School Board Chair Mike Orr stated, “Everyone in this room knows Mr. Robinson’s work ethic, his heart, and his steadfast persistence to make whatever school he is a part of a better place. We thank Mr. Robinson for his commitment to Yancey County Schools and for being our Principal of the Year.”



In being recognized, Mr. Robinson asked his Cane River Middle School staff in attendance to join him at the front of the room to be recognized as well. Mr. Robinson stated, “This recognition is a reflection of the outstanding efforts of the faculty, staff, students, parents, and community of Cane River Middle School.” Mr. Robinson added, “It is a blessing to be principal of Cane River Middle School.”



Mr. Robinson holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching from East Tennessee State University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Administration from Western Carolina University.



During his time with Yancey County Schools, Mr. Robinson was a Science/PE Teacher at Cane River for 1 year, a Science Teacher at Mountain Heritage for 11 years, Assistant Principal at Cane River for 2 years, Assistant Principal at Mountain Heritage for 1 year, Principal at Mountain Heritage for 7 years, and in his current role as Principal at Cane River Middle School for 7 years.



Mr. Robinson has been named MHHS Teacher of the Year twice, was recognized for High School Physical Science EOC Test Scores #1 in the State of North Carolina in 1994, and has been named Yancey County Principal of the Year three times.



While at Cane River, Mr. Robinson is proud to boast of the accomplishments of his students and staff with the following recognitions:

2008-09 & 2009-10 NC School of Distinction

2010-11 Honors School of Excellence

2011-12 Honors School of Distinction

2012-13 & 2013-14 High Performance School Recognition for

NC Department of Public Instruction

2010-11 Public Schools of NC Title I Distinguished Schools Award (Sustained Student Achievement) – Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.


Mr. Robinson will represent Yancey County Schools at the regional level in Principal of the Year competition.




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