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Ep. 25 – A discussion about school safety with BCPS officials

School safety was the topic of our newest Superintendent’s Snapshots TV segment in partnership with City of Morganton, NC Government CoMPAS Cable. We invited Sara LeCroy, our director of student and family services; Lt. Albert Becerra, one of our school resource officers and Andrew Clemens, our BCPS safety officer to talk about the issue of school safety. Don’t miss out on this episode! #allinBCPS #ignitelearningBCPS

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Auxiliary Services: the nuts and bolts that hold our schools together – Ep. 17

It is the work in our schools that most of the time goes unnoticed… Auxiliary Services. Everything from heating and air, electrical, painting, carpentry and so many other jobs that keep our schools up and running. Dr. Bob Acord, our director of auxiliary services and Mr. Kevin Herron, assistant director of auxiliary services take a moment to explain how they keep each of our schools in tip-top shape for our staff and students. #ignitelearningbcps

CTE: How we are helping students find their future – Ep.15

There are many who have heard of “shop class” and think it has come and gone and is no longer a part of our schools anymore, but they are wrong. We have morphed these hands-on learning programs into what we now call Career and Technical Education. Same thing, just upgraded to the next level! In this episode of the “Learn in Burke” podcast, we sit down with two of Burke County Public School’s leaders in the CTE department: Mrs. Debbie Jennings, director of CTE and Mrs. Jamie Norton, CTE coordinator. They both explain how CTE is paving the way for our students to build their future in the career and technical education realm.

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A New School Year: What to Expect – Ep. 01


During our pilot episode for Learn in Burke: A Burke County Public Schools Podcast, we will be chatting with our Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam, Secondary Education Director Felicia Simmons and Elementary Education Director Karen Auton about the start of the 2019-2020 school year, what expectations they have and many exciting things to come for the year. Thanks for listening! For more information, visit

Pictured from left are Felicia Simmons, Dr, Larry Putnam and Karen Auton.