For 180 days of the year, Raleigh Bame walks the halls of Mills Park Elementary School with hand sanitizer and a box of tissues in hand, ready to take on any runny nose or viral infection that may arise.
Throughout the day, she greets parents and students, checks in with teachers and stops in the hallway to chat with or receive a hug from a kindergartner headed to lunch.
But behind the scenes, Bames job also involves handling discipline, facilitating discussions about children with special needs and much more.
Bame, 37, has helped keep Mills Park Elementary operations in motion since she began working there in February 2013. Those skills were recognized Oct. 7, when she was named the 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year for the Wake County Public School System.
Raleigh is not perfect, and Raleigh would be the first one to tell you that, said Michael Regan, principal of Mills Park Elementary. But everything she does comes from the right place. Its to make kids lives better.
Bame, a Cary resident and N.C. State University graduate, served as assistant principal at Sanderson and Green Hope high schools for three years each before starting at Mills Park ...