Monday, October 27, 2014

Interview with Rudy Tatum: At-Large Candidate for the Cumberland County Board of Education

Rudy Tatum is eager to join Cumberland County's Board of Education.
Rudy Tatum is an education veteran who has over 37 years of experience at various levels.  He is determined to bring his background knowledge to the Cumberland County Board of Education.  His tagline is "A Track Record Matters."

Here is our in-depth interview about what he will bring to the table if he's elected:

About Rudy Tatum:

  • Family: wife, Eleanor, retired teacher and two daughters, Meg and Beth, who attended our county schools and state universities.
  • Member of Salem United Methodist Church.
  • Elementary, Middle, High School, Central Office Experience.
  • Principal, Teacher, Parent Facilitator, Director of Federal Programs and Instructional Specialist.

  • *Ed.S, East Carolina University
  • *MA, Fayetteville State University
  • *BS, Campbell University
  • *Graduate, Cumberland County Schools

  • Recipient of The High Flying School Award.
  • Recipient of The NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award.
  • Recipient of The US Blue Ribbon School Award.
  • Recipient of The US Title I Distinguished School Award.
  • Recognized by NC Governor as the top school in NC for working conditions and student achievement.
  • Recognized by SDPI for sustained academic student achievement.
  • Recipient of NC Governor's Instructional Program of Excellence Award.
  • Recognized in Southeast Curriculum Coordination Network Communiqué for demonstrations and research and development on documenting student achievement.
  • Recipient of NC R&D grant to develop and field-test computer software to document student achievement of course objectives. The results were used to develop the Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System (VoCATS) for North Carolina.
  • Served as member of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Visitation Committee.
  • Selected to represent Cumberland County Schools in the NC Model Instruction Technology Contest.
  • Developed vocational instruction guide recognized by NC instructional review team.