Schools are important to the Town of Morrisville and Town Council is committed to continuing dialogue with the Wake County Pubic School Board and sharing of information with Morrisville residents. Information and updates will be posted here.
Your School Board Representatives
District 7 Board Member Kathy Hartenstine
Kathy Hartenstine retired in 2016, completing a rewarding 37-year career as an educator in Wake County and Durham County Public School. She has been a Wake County resident for 45 years and currently resides in the Leesville Community. Born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida, Hartenstine benefited from a strong public school education in Sarasota, graduating from Sarasota High School. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Barton College and a Master's in School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
As a career educator, Hartenstine was dedicated to providing exceptional learning opportunities for ALL students. She has served as a classroom teacher, academically gifted coordinator, instructional resource teacher, assistant to an area superintendent, and principal of an elementary school. Her strengths are in the areas of leadership, organizational change, interpersonal and communication skills, student learning, teacher training/mentoring, data analysis, and forming solid relationships with all stakeholders. Hartenstine has been described as "a great communicator and listener, a team player and collaborator", and someone who "treats people with respect and dignity, sees the big picture, and make tough decisions."
With four grandsons, Hartenstine most enjoys the role of Nana. Her two daughters are products of the WCPSS and two of her grandsons are enrolled in WCPSS schools. She is active on several committees in her church, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, and plays in the Handbell Choir. Entertaining, decorating, gardening, cooking, travel, spending time with friends, and Board of Education work provides an active and rewarding retirement.
Please join district board member, Kathy Hartenstine, for coffee and a chat. Kathy will be available for families in District 7 to stop by a coffee shop and talk. There is no set agenda and you may ask questions, get clarification, give ideas, or share concerns. The events are called "Kathy Chats" and are located at Common Grounds - Morrisville (1000 A Perimeter Park Drive) on the following dates:
April 27 at 10 a.m.
May 31 at 10 a.m.
District 9 Board Member Bill Fletcher
Bill Fletcher is a native to Wake County, and the son of Fred and Marjorie Fletcher, of the Capitol Broadcasting Company (WRAL-TV). He graduated Broughton HS and NC State University. Dedicated to serving the community, Bill started two Boy Scout units, and served 12 years on the Wake Board of Education. In 2004, he made an unsuccessful bid to become the elected State Superintendent. Today Bill serves as Vocational Services Director in the Cary Rotary Club and leads a team of Rotarians who focus on literacy and leadership. Bill enjoyed a 25 year career in marketing and advertising. He and his team at Keller Williams Realty help people buy and sell residential real estate.
Bill met his wife, Becky Rowe (from Johnston County) on a blind date. They have been married for 37 years. Becky is registrar at Penny Road Elementary School. They have three adult children: Caroline, who taught school for 8 years and is now enrolled in the Masters of School Administration program at UNC Chapel Hill. Brad, a Cary police officer who, along with his wife Amber coach girls softball and are the parents of grandchildren, Madison and Landon. Bill and Becky’s youngest is Matt, who is working to become a PE teacher and volunteers as an assistant coach at both Panther Creek and Apex high schools.
- WCPSS Presentation - Effects of Growth on Site Selection & School Design, presented to Town Council on March 24, 2015 by Joe Desmoreaux, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities. (Due to large file size, please allow a few moments to load)
- Town Council Resolution Supporting the Location of Middle and High Schools in Morrisville - February 2017
- WCPSS Presentation – Update to Effects of Growth on Site Selection and School Design, presented to Leadership Morrisville (Morrisville Chamber of Commerce) on October 3, 2017
- WCPSS Facilities Committee - March 12, 2018
- Public Comment - March 13, 2018 Town Council Meeting Transcribed Comments
- Watch Meeting Video
- Excerpt of Minutes - March 13, 2018 (in draft)
- Town of Morrisville/WCPSS Special Meeting - "Small Footprint Schools" - March 19, 2018
- WCPSS Meeting Calendars (please check WCPSS for updates to meeting calendars)
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