The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education approved the recommendation to hire two new principals. Dexter Jackson-Heard will serve as principal for P.W. Moore Elementary, replacing Sara English. Mr. Jackson-Heard will report on September 24th. Stephanie Ambrose will serve as principal of Weeksville Elementary School, replacing Angela Cobb who is now serving at Northeastern High. Mrs. Ambrose will report to Weeksville on October 1st. Mr. Shel Davis, retired principal for ECPPS, has been serving as interim at Weeksville.
Mr. Jackson-Heard holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Virginia State University and a master's degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University. He has 17 years of experience in education which includes experience as teacher and as an assistant principal. Mr. Jackson-Heard is currently serving as the Career Development Coordinator for Perquimans County Schools. Mr. Jackson-Heard shared, "Entering P.W. Moore Elementary, a school with a great history behind the name, I am excited about the opportunity to build on last year's success. Trust and transparency are paramount to communication and vital to the success of any organization. I believe in building relationships and advancing the culture to better serve the needs of students, staff, parents, and the community."
Mrs. Ambrose holds a bachelor's degree in education as well as a master's degree in elementary education and school administration, all from Elizabeth City State University. She also holds a graduate certificate in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC Charlotte. She has 24 years of experience in education, all of which has been with ECPPS. She has served as a teacher assistant, teacher, instructional coach, AIG facilitator, and is currently serving as assistant principal at P.W. Moore Elementary School. Mrs. Ambrose shared, "I am so excited to have the chance to return to the home of the Bulldogs as the Principal of Weeksville Elementary School. I had the good fortune of doing my student teaching at Weeksville in a kindergarten/first grade classroom. I started my career at P.W. Moore as a teacher assistant, then classroom teacher, where I worked for 17 years. I treasure the relationships I have built along the way with the parents, students and staff."
ECPPS welcomes both leaders to their new positions and to the team. We are excited to have them join the ECPPS family.