Rollie Sampson is a resident of Moore County and currently works for Moore County Schools as the District Military Liaison. During her tenure, Ms. Sampson has been instrumental in increasing Impact Aid funding, standardizing enrollment processes, establishing transition programs for new students, and ensuring district compliance with the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children. Additionally, she is also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and school counselor and collaborates closely with school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists to support the behavioral health needs of the district’s 3600 military-connected students.
“It has been my honor to work for Moore County Schools the past four years and support our military families and military-connected staff members. I have a long history of advocating for education in Moore County and believe that the heart of education starts in the classroom with our teachers.”
She added, “While I appreciate the work of the current Board of Education members, I believe that change can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas. Our teachers, school staff, and classified employees deserve school board members that value their skills and seek their input when considering policy changes. It is my goal to continue to be an advocate for our students while ensuring our educators have the tools they need in the classroom.”
Ms. Sampson is a veteran and military spouse. Her family relocated to Moore County in 2005 when her husband was assigned to Fort Bragg. Since then, her family has decided to make Moore County their permanent home. Ms. Sampson has a long history of community service in Moore County including the Sandhills Children’s Center, Communities In Schools, Partners for Children and Families, Moore County Girl Scouts, Moore County JobLink, Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills and Moore County Schools. She is also a Moore County Leadership Institute (MCLI) graduate and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Military and Government Counseling Association (NCMGCA) and the Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of American (MOAA).
Ms. Sampson lives in Southern Pines with her husband. She has three college-aged children who graduated from Pinecrest High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her master’s in counseling from Wake Forest University. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).