Laverne Mattocks, Principal of Carrboro High School, was named Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 2015 Principal of the Year earlier today. Superintendent Tom Forcella and other district leaders were on hand to make the presentation at the school.
Mattocks has been with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools since 2009, and at Carrboro High School since July 2012. Prior to that, she was Principal of Phoenix Academy High School from 2009 to 2012.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Mattocks began her career as an English teacher with Pamlico County Schools. She later migrated to Durham Public Schools, where she taught English at Southern High, and eventually moved into school administration, serving as an assistant principal at both Hillside High and Riverside High. Along the way, she earned her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Laverne Mattocks is a complete leader,” said Superintendent Tom Forcella. “She brings a tremendous blend of wisdom, passion and vision to her role. We are very fortunate to have Laverne leading Carrboro High.”
Mattocks will now represent Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in the Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year program.