Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

ECPPS Announces 2023 Principal of the Year

Dr. Katina Jones-Waples, principal of Sheep-Harney Elementary School, has been selected as the 2023 Principal of the Year for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. She has 18 years of experience in education, serving eight years with ECPPS as principal at Sheep-Harney Elementary. Under Dr. Waples’ leadership, Sheep-Harney Elementary has consistently exceeded growth in student achievement. Prior to her employment with ECPPS, she served as a teacher, reading specialist, AIG facilitator, instructional specialist and assistant principal.

Dr. Waples holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and childhood education from Elmira College.  She also holds a master’s degree in community service administration from Alfred University as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership and educational specialist from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.  She earned her doctorate in educational psychology and curriculum design from California Coast University.
“Congratulations to Dr. Waples for being recognized by her peers as the 2023 ECPPS Principal of the Year,” shared Superintendent Parker. “I am so proud of her leadership and the work of all staff and students at Sheep-Harney Elementary School. Through her commitment to ensuring all students are successful, Dr. Waples is an example of how impactful the school principal can be.”

2023 Principal of the Year - Dr. Katina Jones-Waples

Dr. Katina Jones-Waples

Principal of the Year with ECPPS BOE

Dr. Katina Jones-Waples with ECPPS Board Members