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Meet Maureen Stover
Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, NC is a wonderful place to work. Our local district promotes a culture of success. Dr. Marvin Connelly, Superintendent of Schools, is an incredible leader who supports our classified and certified staff to reach our fullest potential. We are treated as premier professionals and provided with multiple opportunities to truly flourish from our administrators, cabinet, superintendent, and school board. Additionally, Cumberland County is home to Ft. Bragg, and this provides a unique mix of cultural diversity and richness to our community and schools.
Why I Teach
My students are my ikigai. In Japanese culture, ikigai means life’s purpose. My ikigai is to guide my students’ academic, social, and emotional development as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. I take a humanistic approach to teaching by delivering motivating, meaningful content. I cultivate a positive learning space where students engage in hands-on activities that make learning relevant. My "why" is my students. The kids who I teach are amazing and they are extraordinary, but sometimes they do not realize that yet. As a teacher, I get to help my students on their journey to self-actualization. I am honored and privileged to be part of my students' stories of success. Teaching is my calling and my students are my motivation, my inspiration, and the reason why I love to come to school every day.