“DRIVE’s approach to teaching and learning began first with the basic need of every student to feel CONNECTED to the school around them. DRIVE encourages relationship building that is meaningful and helps create an environment where each individual staff member feels empowered to CONTROL those things that they can in order to help students GROW. Teachers learned to focus not on the obstacles, but the solutions. – Nikki Domally, MSA, NBCT North Carolina Teaching Fellow & NC Principal Fellow 16 National Association of Student Council Regional Advisor of the Year” – National Finalist