Perquimans County is located in a rural section of northeastern North Carolina, bordered by Gates County on the north, Chowan County on the West, the Albemarle Sound on the south, Pasquotank County and the Little River on the east. Small town charm, southern hospitality and lots of water make this area an off-the-beaten-path gem.
Perquimans County is located in a rural section of northeastern North Carolina, bordered by Gates County on the north, Chowan County on the West, the Albemarle Sound on the south, Pasquotank County and the Little River on the east. Small town charm, southern hospitality and lots of water make this area an off-the-beaten-path gem. It is often overlooked for more well-known places such as the Outer Banks, but this area offers such attractions as local cafes, downtown eateries, historic sites and attractive store fronts. Today, many travelers visit Perquimans County. They find water sports, fishing, hunting and history. You can find the oldest existing brick house in the entire state and the first land deed of record in North Carolina located in Perquimans County. Agriculture remains the principal industry, with corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans as major crops. Boating, fishing, and hunting are favorite activities in Perquimans County. Our county recreation department is a focal point of activities for old and young.
Perquimans County actively supports several annual events, such as the Indian Summer Festival in September. There are five townships in the county: Bethel, Belvidere, Hertford, New Hope and Parksville. Located along the Albemarle Highway (US Route 17), Perquimans County is approximately a one-hour drive from Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The popular Outer Banks area provides beaches, surf fishing, Gulf Stream fishing and outdoor drama. Both areas offer job opportunities, retail shopping, entertainment, recreation and a great source of services.
Perquimans County, in partnership with family and community, will educate all students in a safe and nurturing environment to thrive in a global society. We provide a 21st century personalized education and ensure career readiness for every child, every day. In Perquimans County Schools, we provide professional development opportunities that support and grow teachers as leaders. Beginning teachers receive a mentor their first three years of teaching and participate in a monthly beginning teacher support program. Support programs are also offered for teachers seeing National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. Other professional development opportunities are available through school Professional Learning Communities and staff development.
Teachers and Instructional Support staff and school administrators are paid on the North Carolina Public Schools Salary Schedules. Teachers and Instructional Support staff receive a three percent supplement-based on their annual teaching salary.
Our primary goal is to assist beginning teachers to grow as successful educators through a structure of supports designed to help them reach their full potential through mastery of the state’s professional teaching standards. This way, we ensure teachers choose to remain in the profession and become master teachers or teacher leaders, skilled administrators and superintendents. Teachers receive a comprehensive orientation and are assigned a mentor during their first three years of teaching. Teachers participate in monthly teacher support and professional development meetings. The school district also provides additional coaching support for beginning teachers in years one and two through the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program.
Perquimans County Schools offers a robust Career and Technical Education Program with numerous career pathways in Agriculture Education, Fire Safety, STEM, STEAM and more.
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