Felicia Booker was named District CTE Coordinator at the March Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees meeting. Booker will assist in leading the district’s plan to transform the former maintenance building on the campus of Roanoke Rapids High School into a vocational center to offer hands on programs like Welding, HVAC, Masonry, Electrical Trades, and Plumbing.
Booker will serve as the district’s Curriculum and Instructional Management Coordinator, Career Development Coordinator, and Special Populations Coordinator. She will also facilitate collaboration among all RRGSD schools, Halifax Community College, and local businesses to increase opportunities in career pathways for RRGSD students.
“We would really like to see our students have more opportunities to complete internships at local businesses as a way of connecting them to careers in our community. Ms. Booker’s leadership and existing connections with our business community are a tremendous asset to our district,” said Dr. Dain Butler, Superintendent.
Booker, who has been with the district since 2016, has an extensive background in education and is the current NC Northeast Region Curriculum and Instructional Management Coordinator (CIMC) of the year.
She has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Management from St. Paul’s in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and a Master’s Degree in Management from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also National Board Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence Through Adulthood.
“I’m excited about moving into this new role with RRGSD. We offer so many great pathways for our students in the various Career Technical Education programs. I look forward to enhancing our CTE opportunities for all students in the district,” said Booker.