Hyde County Schools Announces Teacher of the Year 2024-2025: Sabrina Lynn King-Bowen

By on May 14, 2024

Sabrina Lynn King-Bowen, Hyde County Schools Teacher of the Year 2024-2025.

Hyde County Schools is proud to announce the selection of Sabrina Lynn King-Bowen as the Teacher of the Year for the 2024-2025 academic year. With a decade of dedicated service to the students at Ocracoke School, Ms. King-Bowen exemplifies excellence in education and a steadfast commitment to student success.

Ms. King-Bowen’s journey in education began at Ocracoke School, where she has taught mathematics to both middle and high school students for the past ten years. Her first teaching assignment, however, was with 2nd graders at Ocracoke School. She fondly recalls her early teaching experiences with the legendary Ms. Flick in 5th grade, whose mentorship helped her develop strong classroom management skills, high expectations, and robust student support strategies.

Further honing her teaching craft, Ms. King-Bowen completed her student teaching at Spring Lake Elementary in Fayetteville, NC under the guidance of Ms. Christy Thomas, a phenomenal educator who significantly influenced her teaching philosophy.

From 2016 to 2021, Ms. King-Bowen expanded her impact district-wide as the Instructional Technology Facilitator. Collaborating with Mrs. Shelby Gibbs, she played a key role in leading the district through several significant initiatives, including the GoldenLeaf Grant (1:1 Initiative), the NCDPI Digital Learning Planning Grant, and the NCDPI Digital Learning Implementation Grant. Her expertise in instructional technology has been showcased at numerous prestigious conferences, including the NERESA Conference, The Friday Institute in Raleigh, Dare County’s Dare to Share Event, and NCTIES. She also contributed to the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network and completed the Computer Science Discoveries course at NC State through Code.org.

An advocate for continuous learning, Ms. King-Bowen is a long-time member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and regularly integrates their research into her teaching practice. She holds a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.

Ms. King-Bowen’s dedication extends beyond the classroom. She has served as a Mentor teacher for many years, always striving to support her colleagues and foster a collaborative learning environment. Her unwavering commitment to doing whatever is needed to help students succeed is a testament to her passion and dedication to education.

Hyde County Schools is honored to recognize Sabrina Lynn King-Bowen as the Teacher of the Year for 2024-2025. Her innovative teaching methods, dedication to student achievement, and contributions to the district’s technological advancements have made a lasting impact on the community. We congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to her continued success in inspiring and educating our students.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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