The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education approved the recommendation to hire three new principals. Mrs. Delishia Moore, Mr. Anthony Perkins and Mr. Kris Reis. Moore will serve as principal for Elizabeth City Middle School, Perkins will serve as principal for J.C. Sawyer Elementary, and Reis will serve as principal for H.L. Trigg Community School.
Moore holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, with a minor in business administration, from Elizabeth City State University. She also holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction as well as school administration, both from University of Phoenix. Moore has worked for ECPPS since 2001, serving as a business education teacher from 2001 to 2011, then serving as an assistant principal from 2011 to present. She is currently serving as assistant principal at J.C. Sawyer Elementary. Moore shared, "I am excited about becoming the new principal at Elizabeth City Middle School. I am a product of ECPPS and glad to be a positive role model for my community. This will be my first year as a principal and I am very grateful for the opportunities I have had during my professional journey so far. I look forward to working with the students, parents, staff and all stakeholders."
Perkins holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Winston-Salem University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Wingate University. He has 15 years of experience in education, serving as a teacher, dean of students, and assistant principal. He is currently serving as assistant principal at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Perkins shared, "I am excited to join the ECPPS team. I look forward to doing a lot of listening and talking with students, families, and staff to gain a better understanding of the community. I know the students are excited for the summer break and I will be ready to see their smiling faces in August."
Reis holds a bachelor's degree in biology and secondary education from Central College, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from North Carolina State University, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Edinboro University. He has 14 years of experience in education, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He is currently serving as the principal of School of Alternatives in Jackson County, North Carolina. Reis shared, "I am honored to be selected as a principal with ECPPS. I look forward to learning the area, meeting the community members, students, parents and staff. I am a student advocate who believes in relevant life skills and expectations for the development of successful transition to productive members of our society. I look forward to being in Elizabeth City full time and getting to work."
"The educators selected to lead these three schools have a wealth of experience and a determination to see their respective schools and students excel", shared Superintendent Cartner. "They are excited to continue their professional educational journey with ECPPS. We look forward to working with Mrs. Moore in her new position with our district, and welcome Mr. Perkins and Mr. Reis to our leadership team."