Vision Statement

    All Bertie County students will reach their full personal, health, and academic potential.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bertie School Health Advisory Council is to facilitate opportunities for our students, parents, staff, and the community, to improve their health through effective communication, education and activities.  The SHAC will raise awareness and increase participation in positive health practices and activities, thus promoting "Healthy Lifestyles".

    The goals of the Bertie SHAC are to:

    • Increase parent involvement on the SHAC
    • Perform ongoing assessments of the eight areas of coordinated school health 
    • Help ensure the success of programs designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and chronic disease in the district's student and employee population
    • Provide recommendations to the Bertie County decision makers about areas of coordinated school health that could be altered to improve the health of Bertie students and staff

    Components of Concentration for 23-24  

    • Physical Education and Physical Activity: Physical education classes and physical activities that promote physical fitness, motor skills, social and personal.
    • Health Services: Services provided to students to appraise, protect, and promote health.
    • Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services: Services provided to improve students’ mental, emotional, and social health. These services improve the health of the students and the health of the school environment.

    Bertie School Health Advisory Council meets quarterly.

    We are looking for parents of students to join our group.


    Bertie SHAC Chair

    Montez K. Bishop Sr.







    2022-23 Bertie School Health Advisory Counsel Members


     Ashley  Cowan

     BCS Human Resources

     Vickie Watford

     BCS Social Worker

     Tarsha Dudley

     BCS BOE

     Cindy Perry

     Social Services

     Danny Perry

     SHAC Chair

     Donna Peirce

     Vidant Health

     Erin Brabble

     Healthy Carolians

     Hope Eley


     Jenna Caldwell

     Albemarle Alliance

     Mary Jane Lyonnais

     Healthy Foods Coordinator

     Penny Ratzliff

     BCS Lead Nurse

     Shavonda Pugh

     Bertie Rural Health

     Teresa Beardsley

     Tobacco Prevention Manager

     Tiwana Smallwood

     BCS Nutrition Director

     Wanda Stallings

     ARHS Health Educator

     Michael White

     BCS Human Resources Director