Our Welcome To Sanford profile this week features Lee County Schools’ Assistant Principal of the Year, Stacie Eggers of Tramway Elementary School. Mrs. Eggers participated in the Principal Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to moving to Tramway, Mrs. Eggers taught Civics, Economics and World History for four years at Grimsley High School in Greensboro.
Mrs. Eggers’ desire to enter administration at the elementary level stemmed from wanting to help students, and to focus on children’s developmental learning processes. She feels blessed to have found a home at Tramway, commenting “I am lucky to be one of the leaders of a great staff that I can honestly say I learn something new from on a weekly basis. This school has embraced me with open arms and it really is a close-knit family atmosphere where we lift each other up. I love being at Tramway and have learned so much from the JAWsome educators in my building.”
From a educator’s perspective, Mrs. Eggers views three leadership attributes as being essential. They include vulnerability, grace and a committed work ethic. She observes, “None of those are novel concepts, but I have discovered that if I keep those characteristics in the back of my head when I interact with students, staff and parents, I am able to build stronger relationships that challenge each other to push toward our common goal of student learning and growth.”
Lee County Schools’ Assistant Principal of the Year recognition is peer-based, and an honor Mrs. Eggers was humbled to receive. She notes, “It was truly such an honor to be chosen by my fellow APs — the kind words from everyone were such a blessing to hear.”