Stars of Education, presented by PNC, is an awards dinner to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of public education in our schools. Stars of Education will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Wednesday, October 12.

Join us for dinner as we celebrate and recognize the recipients of the 2016 Teacher Innovation Grants. In addition, we will be inducting the 2016 class of honorees into the WCPSS Hall of Fame and presenting the prestigious Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award.

This year will be extra special, as we present our highest award – the Dr. Robert E. Bridges Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Bill McNeal! WakeEd has only presented this award three times, and it is given to an individual who has dedicated his/her life to improving and creating an unmatched impact on public education.

A reception will be held starting at 5:00PM, and will be immediately followed by the program and dinner from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Tickets are on sale now.

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October 12, 2016

5 – 8 PM

$100 / person

$50 / WCPSS educators and retirees


500 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Dr. Robert E Bridges Lifetime Achievement Award

Vernon Malone Friend of Education

WCPSS Hall of Fame







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Photos from 2015