Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-SalemJournal

Lisa O'Donnell


Winston-Salem, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Lisa:

More law enforcement expected at local schools Wednesday; move meant to ease anxiety

Teachers and staff members will be prepared to talk to students on Wednesday about the school shooting. → Read More

Thousands of NC students have fallen behind. As schools look to tutors for help, governor comes to Winston-Salem to praise the plan.

The local school district has 17 tutors helping K-2 students boost their reading skills. → Read More

In crowded school board race, three incumbents advance

Two former principals and three candidates with backing from conservative group will also move on. → Read More

Wake Forest graduates 2,200 students. Ceremonies return to Hearn Plaza.

CNN political commentator Van Jones urge graduates to build bridges. → Read More

Walkertown Middle will get new principal next week

Monica Bruce will replace Scott Munsie, who is headed to Glenn High School. → Read More

'A phenomenal educator': Sedge Garden's Nicole Wooten is teacher of the year in WS/FCS

School district's Core Awards were held in person for the first time in two years. → Read More

Their teachers were guardian angels, inspirations and challengers. Local professionals recall the educators who made a difference.

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and we asked a few people to talk about a teacher who had a profound impact. → Read More

Lewisville's Nissen House was built 150 years ago. It's just now revealing some of its secrets.

Decorative walls have been hidden for decades under layers of paint at the Nissen House in Lewisville. → Read More

School board candidate owes IRS thousands

Jason Lucero, a District 2, has the endorsement of Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-District 31). → Read More

Back home at MerleFest: The annual festival is back in April for the first time since 2019

The four-day festival continues this weekend with Emmylou Harris, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Sam Bush Band. → Read More

Their ancestor treated the sick and wounded in a concentration camp. NC father, son make sure his story isn't lost.

Now, a Lewisville family is re-publishing his memoirs. → Read More

These are the Teacher of the Year finalists in Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools, along with contenders for other major awards

The Core Awards, as they are called, will be handed out at a ceremony on May 5 at the Benton Convention Center. → Read More

Former Miss America Nia Franklin is giving away more than 100 prom gowns on Saturday in Winston-Salem.

Some of the gowns given away will include some worn by Franklin during her reign as Miss America. → Read More

Plan to give each teacher $566 lump sum moves to school board

The state created a fund to help counties boost teacher salaries; the local school district got $2.6 million. → Read More

Black theater festival announces celebrity co-chairs

Festival organizers noted the void left by the late Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, who died in January. → Read More

'Living history': Area students build critical thinking skills as they see Russia-Ukraine conflict unfold

World events become relevant topics in social studies classes across the school district. → Read More

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools enrollment drops but is still above state rate

Biggest percentage drop came from 2020 to 2021; COVID is likely culprit. → Read More

School board race will have 27 candidates

The crowded field includes incumbents Bohannon, Crowley, Kaplan and Calvert-Hayes. → Read More

Forsyth Tech instructor wins state's top teaching honor for community colleges.

Melissa Smith works in Forsyth Tech's MRI program. She was once a student there herself. → Read More

Students walk out at Mount Tabor

The protestors allege that an older student asked a younger student for sexual images. → Read More