Quincy W. Robinson Letter of Interest to Edgecombe County BOE

May 19, 2011


Board of Education

Edgecombe County Public Schools

412 Pearl Street

Tarboro, North Carolina 27886


Dear Board Members:


In keeping with the recent declaration of your distinguished board chair regarding the colossal budget challenges and the enormous institutional expectations, I am “hopeful” and confident that I might offer a Letter of Interest in filling the pending vacancy on your board, which is both fitting and appealing to you for consideration.


It is indeed an honor to have the privilege to seek membership on the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education.  Additionally, it is a call to service for which you might determine that I am most well-suited.


As a potential member of this board, I pledge as my only agenda, at this time, to repeatedly ask of myself and of others, “What is the question?”, so as not to be distracted from the already well-established mission of this important institution.


I ask that you give my application a thoughtful reading to determine my certifications and qualifications to serve alongside you to guarantee a qualitative and measurable education, by any standard, for all of our children.


My faith and my hope are now, and shall forever be, alive and well.


Respectfully submitted,




Quincy W. Robinson         

1005 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Tarboro, North Carolina 27886


Resume enclosed


Have You Heard? – Open Letter to Dr. Wayne Talley Superintendent Edgecombe County Public Schools

Note: I have received several request from folks who were not on my mailing list whom wanted to read this letter. I am going to share it on my blog. Have not received a response however didn’t ask for one because I recognize and understand this is a personnel issue. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

Sunday, May 15, 2011 11:20 AM

Dr. Wayne Talley Superintendent
Edgecombe County Public Schools

Dear Dr. Talley:

I have been informed that Faye Taylor board member visited the central office and stated that there were too many blacks working there. I understand that she requested that Sandra Jones Associate Superintendent be fired and that she suggested that a white person whom I can’t remember the name be placed in her position.

I have no problem with a person being fired because of performance and other things that grant such however I have a serious problem when a person is requested to be fired because they are black.

I had heard that Faye Taylor was going to seek a position on the board because she had a problem with our former Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon (black) and Jones so she decided to retire from G.W. Bullock Elementary School to persue her mission. I also heard that she spent up some unnecessary funds before leaving to get back at the system.

Dr. Talley I hope you are not buying into this ignorance and I hope you will not be trying to appease Faye Taylor and some others in the white community because they have a problem with you eliminating Dr. Lana VanderLinden Associate Superintendent and Diane LeFiles Communications Director positions at the central office.

I trust that you will continue to do some good things in Edgecombe County and I hope you will not become one of the good ole boys because we have had enough of that and because of that not only have our children suffered but the system as a whole.

Thanking you in advance for doing what is right and that way Edgecombe County Public Schools can begin to grow with the right people in place to make it happen.

Sincerely yours,
Curmilus Dancy II
Advocate For Education/Parent

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