Greetings Fellow Gators!

I am Lori Goodman, your Principal here at Spring Creek Elementary School! I am so happy to, once again, be a Gator! Can you believe that I was once a Little Gator when I was in Kindergarten and First Grade? I attended Spring Creek when it was a school on the hill, near downtown Seven Springs. I also did my student teaching at Spring Creek when it was over where the High School is now. I student taught in first grade under the leadership of MY First Grade Teacher! She has always been my favorite teacher and I learned a lot from her. 

I am an East Carolina Graduate with a BS Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in School Administration. I have experience in administration at all levels- elementary, middle, and high. By far, my favorite is elementary because there is nothing like the excitement of a little one when they learn something new. Their hearts are full of love and great hope!

I make my home in the Seven Springs area, am married, and have two beautiful daughters who keep me busy with sports and dance. I also have a furry friend who is like my third child- a Goldendoodle named Macey! I love to sew, cook, and decorate for Christmas- my favorite time of year. 

Again, I am thrilled to be a Gator and to have a part in positively affecting the lives, growth, and development of each precious child we have here at SCE!

Kind Regards,

Lori Goodman


My name is Thomas Earl Presley and I am thrilled to be your Assistant Principal at Spring Creek Elementary School. I am a Wayne County native and attended Wayne County Public Schools from Kindergarten through graduation. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Catawba College and a Master of School Administration degree with a Curriculum & Instruction Specialist certification from East Carolina University. I began my career at Brogden Primary School as a 4th grade teacher in 2011 and later transitioned to the role of an Instructional Coach. I was selected as an NC Principal Fellow and in 2019, I became the Assistant Principal of Greenwood Middle School. I am currently the 2022-23 WCPS Assistant Principal of the Year.

I  reside in Goldsboro with my wife (who also works for Wayne County Public Schools) and my daughter who was born  this summer.

I can already feel that Spring Creek is a community working together to achieve academic, social and emotional growth for our students. I am excited to get to know all of you throughout the school year and work together to positively and successfully navigate this journey.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at [email protected].
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