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Meet Robin

Dr. Robin Calcutt, a Moore County native, is the current chair and a professor in the Teacher Education department of St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C. Dr. Calcutt retired from Moore County Schools with 34 years of service in 2018. During her career with Moore County Schools, she served as a teacher, instructional technology lead-teacher, assistant principal of Union Pines High School, principal of New Century Middle and West Pine Middle Schools and director of planning, accountability, and research. 

Dr. Calcutt was recognized as a Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 2007 for Union Pines High School and as Moore County Principal of the Year in 2013. She was recognized as the Sandhills Region 4 Principal of the Year in 2014. Based upon a future-ready essay about her vision for education, she was awarded a $250,000 technology grant for Union Pines High School students in 2010. As the Director of Planning, Accountability and Research, she served on the district leadership team to support all schools with school improvement processes, coordinated district data systems, and reported analysis of instructional outcomes and school accountability data. 

  "In Moore County, our schools form the bedrock of our community. I can help rebuild our Board of Education to be effective, transparent, and accountable. As a Board of Education member, I will collaborate with colleagues to attract and nurture highly qualified professional educators and staff. One of my top priorities is to support and retain our school personnel by listening to them, supporting them, and empowering them to do their jobs. Our public schools welcome all students, so a second priority is to address the needs of our students. Our families expect a high-quality education for their children.”

She added, "Moore County holds a special place in my heart. Through collaborative efforts, we must unite to address the achievement gap and ensure the ongoing development of up-to-date and secure school facilities. Additionally, by voting for me, the community can improve and foster a balanced perspective on the Board of Education to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive perspective in shaping the future of our educational system."

Dr. Calcutt grew up in Pinehurst and graduated from Pinecrest High School. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Rotary of the Sandhills, past president 2020, Fred C. Walden Rotarian of the Year Award 2019, member of the Moore County League of Women Voters, volunteer for the Moore County Literacy Council and served as the Volunteer Chairperson, Education Build, Habitat for Humanity.

Dr. Calcutt lives in Southern Pines with her husband, Randy. All three of their daughters graduated from Union Pines High School. She has three grandchildren, with one attending West Pine Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in middle grades and visual arts K-12 education from Wingate University, her master’s degree in visual arts from UNC-Greensboro, a master’s degree in instructional technology from East Carolina University, an add-on licensure certification in school administration from UNC-Pembroke and a doctoral degree in education leadership from East Carolina University. 

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