Jim Hart Award Winners


Gaye Weatherman

Gaye Weatherman served the Governor's School for a remarkable 34 summers. She worked as a counselor and TAC for most of those summers. In 2002, she was one of two Governor's School employees selected to serve in the newly created role of Dean of Students, and she developed this role at Governor's School West over the following 16 years. As Dean of Students, she was instrumental in answering questions from untold numbers of students and parents, and she guided and mentored many TACs at the Governor's School. Rodney Allen (GSW Site Director) reflects, "It was a great relief to know that in the evenings that Gaye was on campus. She was a public school teacher and principal, and she brought that knowledge and wisdom to our campus each summer. She frequently shared with me how much the Governor's School meant to her and her view that it was one of the most important and successful programs the state runs. She was a great support to me from the moment I joined the staff in 2000, and her wisdom, particularly around topics of policy and procedure, was invaluable to me as site director." Gaye recently retired from Governor's School West, where her imprint remains.

For those and many other reasons, the NC Governor’s School Foundation is proud to honor Gaye as a Jim Hart Governor’s School Champion Award winner for 2019.