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Lisa Bulluck

Position: Dean of Curriculum And Instruction (Secondary)
School: Rocky Mount Preparatory School
School District: Rocky Mount
City, State: Tarboro, NC

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Lisa Bulluck was nominated by a former student who wishes to remain anonymous.

Ms. Bulluck was nominated because of the personal impact she had on her nominator's life when they were a student. She developed a system to check on her students on a bi-weekly basis, and always teaches her students to be proud of who they are. 

The nominator recalled a moment in the halls, when Ms. Bulluck pulled her aside to ask why she was hanging her head. The nominator was feeling insecure about her height.

"Ms. Bulluck told me that that I could do nothing about being tall, so I needed to walk upright and proudly," the nominator said. "She said, 'Look at how tall I am. You don't see me slumping over. Be proud of who you are, no matter what.'" 

From that point on, Ms. Bulluck took a personal interest in the nominator.

"She kept me from giving up.  From ending it all.  I would soon find out, she cared about ALL of her students and wanted us all to succeed.  She would stop by every classroom and say good morning to the students.  If you asked her for school supplies, she'd meet you at her office door and give them to you.  If she didn't have them, she said she would have them tomorrow." 

Ms. Bulluck often spends her own money to help her students with supplies, and she tutors them before and after school. When her students are hungry in the mornings, she meets them as they get off the bus with pop tarts in her hand. Also, she established a partnership with a local hair salon that did students' hair for free, twice a month. This boosted her students' self-confidence.

"She got my mom involved with the school," her nominator said. "She showed us she cared.  She took time with us.  She wanted us to be successful.  She wanted us to have options when we graduated." 

"If I had not met Ms. Bulluck, I would have been a high school dropout," the nominator continued. "Instead, I am now going to be a Winston Salem Ram.  Ms Bulluck has touched lives she has no idea she has touched.   I will never forget her and I am a better person because we crossed paths."



Comments (18)


Inezsia Anderson Posted over a year ago

Ms Bullock is very passionate about her role. She impacts teachers and students on daily basis! She takes time to listen students and teachers . She always is looking for the positive solution or additional resources to lift others and propel them to the next level.

Donna Lucas Posted over a year ago

I have to say that Lisa has a huge heart and if there is a need she will always do whatever she can to help. Her students are blessed to have her on their team to encourage and inspire them to go after life with all they have. I hope Lisa sticks with education for many more years because we need compassionate leaders now more than ever!

Shantell Chance Posted over a year ago

Ms. Lisa Bulluck, Ma Lisa is what I call her, is a truly amazing individual inside and out. I appreciate her for her wisdom and encouraging words when things get tough. Continue to spread your love, Ma Lisa! ??

Evelyn Bulluck Posted over a year ago

Lisa is a dedicated educator. She loves children. She believes all children can learn and works hard to give them confidence to build their self esteem.

Erica Stokes Posted over a year ago

Miss Lisa continue to inspire and brighten up the lives of our youth especially in a time we so graciously need it! We appreciate all that you, going above and beyond to make a difference!

Maleesha Johnson Posted over a year ago

Ms. Lisa is such an inspiration to me. Always pushing me and supporting me in my decision making. This nomination couldn’t have been given at a better time. You truly impact every life that you enter. I wish you nothing but the best and just as you have supported me I will support you.

Essence Norfleet Posted over a year ago

Ms. Lisa Bullock was my former 8th grade teacher that took me under her wing. She has taught me so much in and out of school, and she an impact in my life. She's well deserving of this nomination!

Sherri Thomas Posted over a year ago

Lisa has been nominated 4xs for this prestigious award. That fact in itself speaks volumes about the type of person she is and the impact that she has on others year after year. Lisa is devoted to developing children that attend her school, are members of her community or are in her family. It doesn't matter who the child is - Lisa wants them to have access to the best tools to help them be successful. Lisa HAS changed many lives - she is deserving of this nomination and most certainly the award!

Melba Mitchell-Rudd Posted over a year ago

Lisa you are most deserving of this nomination! I have had the honor of knowing you in many capacities and the one that comes to mind is when you were my softball coach at Edwards Middle School. You took a group of girls and not only coached but mentored us and became inspirational beacon in our lives and for that I thank you!

Beverly Joyner Posted over a year ago

I also see the love that Lisa has for all of the students. She pushes herself to truly know the students and help them how ever she can.

Lakeia Palmer Posted over a year ago

This nomination is so well deserved. As a colleague of Lisa Bulluck, I have witnessed her passion and love of educating young kids. Her willingness to go above and beyond to make sure the students have the necessary materials to be successful is unparalleled. Lisa Bulluck has made a pivotal impact on students as well as colleagues. Congratulations on any future endeavors. Continue to inspire and change minds.

Lakeia Palmer Posted over a year ago

This nomination is so well deserved. As a colleague of Lisa Bulluck, I have witnessed her passion and love of educating young kids. Her willingness to go above and beyond to make sure the students have the necessary materials to be successful is unparalleled. Lisa Bulluck has made a pivotal impact on students as well as colleagues. Congratulations on any future endeavors. Continue to inspire and change minds.

George C. King Posted over a year ago

Lisa I am sooooooooo proud of the accomplishments and accolades you have received for not just being a "good teacher and administrator" but an "AMAZING" role model and women for ALL to follow. You have been family to me since I met yet over 35 years ago. Your brother and I were good friends and band mates so I have watched you grow from the little "tall" girl to a Humanitarian, Educator, Spiritual Leader and a well deserved nominee of this award and MANY to come. I am honored and privileged to be able to reflect on you as a person and a scholar. May GOD continue to bless you as you move forward to even GREATER accomplishments.

Gwendolyn Andrews Posted over a year ago

Cousin Lisa please continue to be the best example that God has choose u to be to our kids!! Congratulations again !

Gwendolyn M Hines Posted over a year ago

I wish you the very best in your nomination. In this time young people need the help of other and you reached out , not being selfish to make different in a student life. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work and God will continue to bless you.

Gerald W. Hines Posted over a year ago

Ms. Bulluck is my cousin and during our recent family we visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. One of the key purposes of this visit for her was to be able to share this experience with her students. I thought this was exceptional for her to think of how her students would benefit from a visit she was making. I even sent her several photos taken during the tour of the Museum. Please accept my comments to validate Ms Bulluck as a nominee for this award.

Helen Hines Hunter Posted over a year ago

Ms. Lisa Bulluck continues to demonstrate the compassionate and caring attitude for children. She is truly dedicated and is considered a, "Master Teacher." I wish her continued success. Helen Hines Hunter

Tyrone Simmons Posted over a year ago

Last year my son an eight grader Ms. Bulluck help me so he enjoy school this year he mention the start of this year in the nineth grade at church he love school the work understands better thanks Dean of Curriculum And Instruction (Secondary) at Rocky Mount Preparatory School