The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education met in special session on December 2nd, and approved the recommendation to hire Dr. Amy Spencer as the Chief Academic Officer, Tammy Rinehart as the Director of Child Nutrition, and Amanda King as the Director of Transportation.
Spencer holds a doctorate in education administration and policy studies from the George Washington University, a master's and bachelor's degree in elementary education from Elizabeth City State University. She has over 18 years of experience in education and is currently serving as a senior literacy specialist with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). Dr. Spencer previously worked with Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools as a Title I Coordinator, reading interventionist and teacher. "I'm thankful to Dr. Edmonds and the Board of Education for the opportunity to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools," shared Dr. Spencer. "I look forward to working with and for all stakeholders to support high quality teaching and learning for all students." Spencer will report to ECPPS on December 16, 2019.
Tammy Rinehart holds an associate's degree from Carteret Community College. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in business management from East Carolina University with an anticipated graduation date of December 2020. Rinehart has over 20 years of experience in food service and is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Child Nutrition for Carteret County. "I am very excited for the opportunity to be the Director of Child Nutrition for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools and to be a part of this wonderful school district," shared Rinehart. "It is a privilege to join the ECPPS team and I am thankful. I'm looking forward to serving our students and being a part of the community." Rinehart will report to ECPPS December 19, 2019.
Amanda King holds an associate's degree in business foundations and a bachelor's degree in operations management, both from Phoenix University. King has eight years of supervisor and management experience which includes transportation supervisor experience with Currituck County Schools and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She shared, "I look forward to the opportunity to work with the parents, students and staff of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools." King will report to ECPPS on December 16, 2019.
Superintendent Edmonds is excited to welcome our newest leaders to the ECPPS team and looks forward to working with each of them. According to Edmonds, "Every role within a school district plays an important part in the success of students and staff. Our chief academic officer is vital to setting the vision and direction for the instructional framework and pedagogical approach to ECPPS' academic programs and is a key lever to accomplish the district's goals. Dr. Spencer has a deep understanding of learning theory and successful experience in program planning, curriculum development, and management of instructional programs at both the state and local level."
"Providing meal options that are healthy and appealing for our students is key to ensuring student success," shared Edmonds. "Ms. Rinehart's experience in Child Nutrition will provide the support necessary to ensure our students are being served quality meal options at school." Edmonds also shared, "Transportation is also a vital role for our school district and Ms. King has a vast knowledge of school transportation, successfully managing departments and fleets much like ours."