Phil Kirk Awards Scholarship to Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year

At the September 25, 2017 Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education business meeting, Millbridge teacher Abby Covington received the Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. Honored Educator Scholarship award.

Mr. Phil Kirk made the presentation to Covington, the district’s current Teacher of the Year. The Kirk Scholarship covers the costs associated for a five-day seminar to NCCAT (NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching).

In 2006, the Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching honored Mr. Kirk for being one of North Carolina’s best-known advocates for education by establishing the scholarship fund. Mr. Kirk chose to present the scholarship each year to the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Kirk is a native of Salisbury and a graduate of Catawba College. He began his career as a teacher at Salisbury High and Knox Middle schools before moving into the world of politics serving under two governors. Mr. Kirk served for more than six years as Chairman of the NC State Board of Education.

“Recognizing excellence in the classroom and publicizing the good news about public education, while advocating for continuous improvement, have been lifelong goals of mine,” says Kirk.  “The awarding of this scholarship provides the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year an extraordinary experience at the nationally-renown North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, plus $250 to spend on her or his classroom.  I am grateful to the nearly 100 contributors who made this annual scholarship possible.”

“We are so grateful to Phil for his continued dedication to education and especially to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools,” comments Dr. Lynn Moody, RSS Superintendent. “He graciously awards this opportunity each year to one of our teachers so they can continue to grow and offer a more enriched learning experience for our children. The words ‘thank you’ are just not enough to show our appreciation.”

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Kirk has provided this scholarship to a Rowan-Salisbury teacher. In addition to Covington, previous recipients include:

  1. Joy Whidden
  2. Julie Stolze
  3. Theresa Pierce
  4. Sakinah Riley
  5. Alex Reynolds
  6. Cassie Thompson
  7. Nancy Goodnight
  8. Anthony Johnson

Mr. Kirk currently serves as the Director of Business and Leadership Development for Brady Energy Services.

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Phil Kirk Reappointed to Education Committee

Brady (www.bradyservices.com), a company that provides high-efficiency HVAC systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announces today that Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services, has been re-appointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. This is his third term on the committee.

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Phil Kirk Discusses the Future of Energy Production and Consumption

Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services, today discussed concerns over recent trends in energy production and consumption with members of South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club. During the club’s regular Friday morning breakfast meeting, Kirk reported that buildings account for 72 percent of the total U.S. energy consumption and are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Phil Kirk Re-appointed to GRCC Education Committee

Brady (www.bradyservices.com), a company that provides high-efficiency HVAC systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announces today that Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services, has been re-appointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Education Committee for 2011-2012. This is Kirk’s third term on the committee.

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Phil Kirk to Appear on Carolina Business Review

Brady (www.bradyservices.com), a company that provides high-efficiency HVAC systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announces today that Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services, will be a guest on the Carolina Business Review. The show will air on UNC-TV on Sunday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m.

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Phil Kirk Re-elected to LearningStation Board

Brady (www.bradyservices.com), a company that provides high-efficiency HVAC systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announces today that Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services, has been re-elected to the LearningStation board of directors (www.learningstation.com).

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Phil Kirk Speaks on Energy Conservation

Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services (http://www.bradyservices.com), discussed the growing impact of energy efficiency on the economy and the environment in remarks to the Wilmington Rotary Club on Tuesday, February 22. The meeting was held at 12:30 p.m. at the Coastline Convention Center. Kirk discussed trends in energy production and conservation and spoke about the work Brady is doing at UNCW.