At the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, two brand new buildings were added. The Guilford County Board of Education allotted bond money in 2007 for two new buildings to house the students and staff at the former McIver Education Center. Herbin-Metz Education Center serves younger students and C.J. Greene Education Center serves students in ninth grade through twenty-two years old. We are grateful to be in new buildings designed to meet specific needs of students who function best in an environment that can be adapted to accommodate sensory challenges and the need for routine.
Our school is proud to be named for two outstanding community leaders: Sarah Walden Herbin and Dale J. Metz.
Sarah Walden Herbin graduated from William Penn High (now Penn-Griffin) in High Point, NC and studied music and English at Bennett College. After attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Ms. Herbin served as a teacher and then worked her way up in the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Herbin moved to Washington, D.C. in 1969 where she co-founded the National Black Child Development Institute. In 1978, she established the Greensboro Black Child Development Office which provides children with one-on-one academic assistance, opportunities for family enrichment and access to community resources. Ms. Herbin died in July 2003.
Dale J. Metz served as principal of Gateway Education Center, one of the district's four schools that serves students with disabilities, from 1983 to 2004. While he was principal, he also served as the Executive Director of the Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association. From 2005-2009, Metz served as the Director of After Gateway, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the Piedmont Triad. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of lives of adults diagnosed with multiple and/or severe disabilities through educational and recreational activities, life skills training, community integration and quality medical services. Dale is also a loaned executive for the United Way of Greater High Point.