Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

ECPPS Staffing Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2021

ECPPS Staffing Announcements

ECPPS is pleased to share the following staffing announcements:

Nina Griffin, Director of Testing and Accountability

Nina Griffin will serve as the ECPPS Director of Testing and Accountability effective July 1, 2021. She is currently the district testing coordinator as well as district instructional coach. She will continue to serve as an instructional coach in her new role as director.  Griffin has nearly twenty years of experience in education, all of which have been with ECPPS.

Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and sociology and a master’s degree in school administration from Elizabeth City State University.  She also received her K-6 teacher certification from Elizabeth City State University and AIG licensure from Barton College.

Griffin shared, “I am truly honored to be afforded the opportunity to serve as the Testing and Accountability Director for ECPPS.  I am looking forward to the continued excellence that our district strives to achieve on a daily basis.”

M. Danielle Morris-White, Assistant Principal, Sheep-Harney Elementary

Danielle Morris-White will join ECPPS for the 2021-2022 school year to serve as assistant principal at Sheep-Harney Elementary School.  She is currently serving as a lead teacher for Perquimans Central School in Winfall, North Carolina. Morris-White has eighteen years of experience in education.  

Morris-White holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Gardner-Webb University.  She also has a certification in Reading Recovery from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and additional licensure in administration from Gardner-Webb University.

Morris-White shared, “I am so excited to be afforded the opportunity to serve the students and staff of Sheep-Harney Elementary School as the assistant principal.  Being able to work in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools where I once was a student from kindergarten through high school is such an honor and a privilege.  I am eager to get the chance to work with and learn from Dr. Waples and all of the amazing educators in ECPPS.”

Joseph Tyson, Assistant Principal, River Road Middle

Joseph Tyson joined ECPPS on April 28, 2021, as an assistant principal at River Road Middle School.  He most recently served as an Exceptional Children’s teacher in Dare County. Tyson has fourteen years of experience in education.  

Tyson holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in Exceptional Children from James Madison University. He also holds a master’s degree in school administration from Elizabeth City State University. 

Tyson shared, “I am inspired to be a part of the collective efficacy of the ECPPS school district. I am a firm believer in River Road Middle School's Mission that every child can learn when they are provided a support system that is prepared to meet their social, educational, and emotional needs. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to provide our students with a rigorous and challenging education that will prepare them for the transition to high school. At River Road Middle School our motto is One Belief - That all River Road students will achieve excellence in education. One Focus - For all RRMS students to achieve the highest individual academic growth possible through intentional and meaningful classroom instruction. One Goal - All students will Believe, Achieve, and Succeed.”

The following ECPPS administrators will serve in new assignments within the district effective July 1, 2021:

  • Sharron Bell will serve as an assistant principal at Elizabeth City Middle School

  • Jessica Prayer will serve as an assistant principal at Northeastern High School

  • Kris Reis will serve as an assistant principal at Northeastern High School

“We welcome our newest school administrators to ECPPS,” shared Mrs. Rhonda James-Davis, ECPPS Interim Superintendent.  “Mr. Tyson joined us in April and Ms. Morris-White will join ECPPS in August.  We also congratulate and look forward to working with our current administrators in their new roles and assignments.  ECPPS has a talented team of administrators with the passion and commitment for providing children with tools and resources to be successful.”

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