Principal's Page

My name is Dr. Katina Jones-Waples and I am elated and humble to be the principal of SHES. This is my eighth year as principal and I am glad to announce that we have increased from being a school that was a few scores away from having a F on the NC Report Card and to being a school of high growth.  Our goal for this current year is to become a B school. The secret to our success lies in the awesome partnership and teamwork that involves our amazing students, hard working staff, and our dedicated community. Our #1 goal at SHES is to improve the lives of students all day, every day. We are committed to excellence and preparing our students for global success in the 21st Century.

Some of my distinct honors include being selected as the ECPPS 2018 Principal of the Year, 2018 NAUW Woman of the Year, & the 2019 Daily Advance Readers Choice Award as the Best School Principal. 

A strong partnership between school and home is a valued component of student wellbeing at SHES. If you have concerns about your son or daughter, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can reach me at or call me at (252)-335-4303.

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Katina J. Waples