RCS high school biology teacher Ashley Bailey is a finalist for the 2020 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year. She and one other person are still in the running for the title. RCS high school principal Darkarai Bryant announced the news at a short assembly today, saying he anticipates an announcement regarding the next Charter School TOY by Thanksgiving. He said, presenting Bailey with a bouquet, "We already know she is number one, in and outside of the classroom." Bailey's family, including her two older children, Sam and Susan Claire, who are RCS students, and her youngest, Margaret, were on hand to honor her accomplishment.