Sonya Bullard

I attended school at RCC for Effective Teacher Training in 2007. I received my certificate to substitute at PSRC. I’ve been subbing for eight years now. I enjoy working with children and look forward to each day at Prospect with our students. Children are amazing little people. Prospect School received a grant in April of our 2014-2015 school year. I was given the opportunity to receive an Instructional Assistance position with the enrichment program. I work with three amazing teachers, Ms. Kenissa, Ms. Leslie, and Ms. Kenda. We offer Bulling Prevention, Self-Esteem and Nutrition Education each week. We also work with Edmentum on our notebooks which consists of Reading, Language Arts and Math. The teachers also plan out awesome STEM activities. The students enjoy the hands-on activities. At end of the day students are also giving the opportunity to do homework with help of a teacher if needed. Our enrollment count is an average of about 28 each day. At the moment we are competing with sports bringing our number down. We are looking forward to a school year filled with lots fun and learning. I’m excited about our program and see great things happening for this school year.

Sylvia Locklear

I attended UNC Pembroke and earned a BS in Elementary Education grades 4-9. I taught Middle School for twelve years. I furthered my education at UNC Pembroke and earned my Masters in Education after teaching for six years. I continued to work with middle school students in the classroom. During my time as a teacher, I saw a need for students to have an outlet. I realized that every child is not blessed to have a perfect home life. Most students possessed great potential that just needed to be nourished and given an opportunity to thrive. I decided that my services would be of more value as a school counselor. I attended Campbell University to acquire this degree. As a School Counselor I acquired National Board Certification and retired in 2007 from the Public Schools of Robeson County.

The opportunity for me to become a CIS Student Support Specialist at Prospect School was timed perfectly. I had worked at the school for the past two years as a substitute teacher and Prime Time Afterschool Director. I was familiar with the students, the teachers, and the job seemed perfect for me to continue to enrich the students’ lives. I had the opportunity to work one on one with students who demonstrated a need in academics, attendance, and behavior. I could also get to know parents and encourage them to take part in the school volunteers program.

Prospect Middle School is located in Maxton, North Carolina. Our school has a total of 967 students, mainly Native American students. We have a high number of students that could be identified as at-risk. I work closely with faculty and staff to identify students who will benefit from the services that my program offers. Some of the services offered are: Tutoring, Mentoring, Drug/Alcohol Prevention, Bullying/Violence Prevention, Nutritional Education, BakPak Pals, and our Afterschool Program with emphasis on Math and Science skills. We partner with UNC Pembroke and Purnell Swetts ROTC to help our students develop stronger Language Arts skills and social skills. I am very thankful for all that volunteers and faculty members contribute to my program at Prospect School. If you have questions or would be interested in becoming a volunteer at the school, please contact me at 910-521-4766.