Assistant Principal Changes

WCPS announces Assistant Principal changes for the 2017-18 school year
This is the image for the news article titled WCPS announces Assistant Principal changes for the 2017-18 school yearThe Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) Superintendent and Human Resources Department recently filled the district’s remaining Assistant Principal (AP) vacancies for the 2017-18 school year. The last three hires were approved by the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled August meeting. Since July, the Board has approved 11 new AP hires and school-to-school transfers for the following schools:



Brogden Middle - Edward Cromartie, Jr.

Mr. Cromartie began his education career in 2005 as a social studies teacher at Goldsboro High. He has taught social studies at Mount Olive Middle since 2011. Mr. Cromartie will make the transition to school administration as the new AP for Brogden Middle.

Eastern Wayne High - Nelson Cunningham
Mr. Cunningham began his education career in 2003 as a math teacher and assistant baseball coach at Eastern Wayne High. He later taught and coached baseball/football at Charles B. Aycock High. Mr. Cunningham transitioned to school administration in 2012, and served at the following schools: Wayne Middle/High Academy and Eastern Wayne Middle. In 2016, Mr. Cunningham returned to his high school teaching/coaching roots as a math teacher and athletics director for Eastern Wayne High. He will transition back to school administration this fall as AP and athletic director for the school.

Greenwood Middle - Wendy Crane
Ms. Crane began her education career in 1997 as a social studies teacher at 71st High School in Cumberland County. The following year, Ms. Crane moved to Pitt County to teach at Rose High School. She later taught at South Central High School. In 2006, Ms. Crane moved to Glendale Arizona where she taught AP/US History and served as a Department Chair at Cactus High School. She returned to Eastern North Carolina in December 2009, where she joined WCPS teaching at Wayne School of Engineering. Ms. Crane transitioned to school administration in 2010, and has served the following schools: Charles B. Aycock High, Meadow Lane Elementary, and most recently Carver Heights Elementary.

Mount Olive Middle - Terry Fenwick
Ms. Fenwick began her education career in 1998 with WCPS as a teacher assistant at Meadow Lane Elementary. In 2005, she became a regular education and special education teacher at the school. She transitioned to fulltime special education in 2012 as a teacher and program specialist at Edgewood Community Developmental School. Ms. Fenwick will make the transition to school administration as the new AP for Mount Olive Middle.

Norwayne Middle - Zachary Becker
Mr. Becker began his education career as long term substitute teacher in 2007 at Homer Central High School in Homer New York. In 2010, Mr. Becker moved to Cumberland County, North Carolina to teach social studies at Terry Sandford High in Cumberland County. He later taught at Cumberland International Early College High School and at Sandy Grove Middle. Mr. Becker will make the transition to school administration as the new AP for Norwayne Middle.

Rosewood High - Justin Bruyer
Mr. Bruyer began his education career in 2007 as a math teacher at Darden Middle in Wilson County, North Carolina. In 2015, Mr. Bruyer joined WCPS and transitioned to school administration as the AP for Greenwood Middle. It is worth noting that Mr. Bruyer was a North Carolina Principal Fellow and completed his two year internship at Beddingfield High in Wilson County.

Rosewood Middle - Angela Grantham
Ms. Grantham began her education career in 2004 as a business teacher at Brogden Middle. In 2008, she transitioned from a classroom teacher to a Tech Facilitator at Southern Wayne High. In 2011, she became a district level Instructional Technology Specialist. In 2015, she transitioned to school administration as an AP for Southern Wayne High.

Southern Wayne High - Connie Harrell & Jeremy Brown
Ms. Harrell is a Wayne County native, but began her education career in 1990 as an English teacher at Union High School, located in Sampson County. She later taught English at East Duplin High. Ms. Harrell transitioned to school administration in 2008, and served at the following schools in Duplin County: Beaulaville Elementary and North Duplin Junior/Senior School. Ms. Harrell returned home to Wayne County in 2014, where she taught English at Charles B. Aycock High. She transitioned back to school administration in 2016 as the AP for Rosewood Middle.

Jeremy Brown began his education career in 2005 as an English teacher and football coach at the Bradwell Institute near Savannah, Georgia. The following year, Mr. Brown moved to Robeson County, North Carolina, to teach and coach at Townsend Middle and later Lumberton High. Mr. Brown transitioned to school administration in 2010, and served at the following schools: Lumberton High and Eastern Wayne. It is worth noting that in 2011, Mr. Brown joined WCPS as a DPI Data Coach for Dillard Middle. He was named AP for Eastern Wayne High the following year.

Spring Creek Elementary - Allan Williams
Mr. Williams began his education career in 2007 as a math teacher at Ferndale Middle in Guildford County. In 2010, Mr. Williams moved to Clinton, North Carolina, to teach at Sampson Middle. The following year, he transitioned to school administration as the AP for Wayne Middle/High Academy. In 2012, Mr. Williams returned to the classroom to teach at MOM. In 2015, Mr. Williams transitioned back to school administration, and has served at the following schools: Rosewood Middle and most recently Norwayne Middle.

Spring Creek Middle - Dexter Evans
Mr. Evans began his education career in 1992 as a Physical Education Teacher at Northeast Elementary School. He also taught PE and Health at Southern Wayne High. Mr. Evans transitioned to school administration in 2002, and has served at the following schools: Grantham Elementary, Southern Academy, Charles B. Aycock High, Rosewood High, and most recently Southern Wayne High.

“Each of these school administrators has demonstrated that they have the skill sets and educational experience to be an effective member of their school’s administrative leadership team,” states Dr. Yvette Smith Mason, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Professional Development. “We look forward to starting the first day of school with these assistant principals at their new schools, and supporting them as they work with their principal to manage day to day operations and advancing their school’s instructional program.”
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