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N.C. Center for Safer Schools opens temporary training facility

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The N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s Center for Safer Schools opened its temporary training facility at Samarcand on Tuesday.

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s Center for Safer Schools opened its temporary training facility at Samarcand on Tuesday.

Plans call for the CFSS to offer classes monthly in support of its mission to promote safe learning environments for North Carolina K-12 schools.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt said it’s important for everyone in schools – teachers, support staff, administrators and school resource officers – to be able to train in “as real of an environment as possible.”

Training initiatives will be a collaborative effort among the departments of Public Instruction, Public Safety and Justice.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.