Celebrations [2021-2022]

Guidance Counselor of the Year

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Mrs. Bennetone

Congratulations to Ms. Bennetone on being named Durham Public Schools' Middle School Counselor of the Year! Ms. Bennetone serves as Neal's 6th grade counselor and goes above and beyond to serve the Neal community. To learn more about the other award winners, click here.

New Principal

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Mr. Covington

Mr. Terrence Covington has been named interim principal of Neal Middle School, where he serves as the seventh-grade assistant principal. Covington coordinated and oversaw the school’s RISE Summer Camp, created the school’s Alternative Learning Center, and took Neal Middle School to victory in the national Schools of the Future competition in 2019 after making it to the finals in 2016. He has previously been a school counselor, community support worker, and youth services behavioral specialist. He earned multiple Master of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University. Congratulations, Mr. Covington!

Teacher of the Year

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Mr. Fashoro

Mr. Fashoro has been named the Neal Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2022! Mr. Fashoro is an ESL teacher on the 8th grade Icons team, and he is an essential member of the Neal Family who ensures that the needs of all of our students are met. Congratulations, Mr. Fashoro!

Beginning Teacher of the Year

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Mr. Molthrop

Mr. Molthrop has been named the Neal Middle School Beginning Teacher of the Year for 2022! Mr. Molthrop is a first-year CTE teacher who is revitalizing Neal Middle School's robotics program. Congratulations, Mr. Molthrop!