Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education approved two new administrators at recent Board of Education meetings.
CHCCS has hired Erika Newkirk as the district’s Coordinator of Teacher Recruitment, Staffing and Retention. Newkirk is currently working as the regional education facilitator for the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI). She has also been an elementary teacher, with experience as a dual language teacher, in Durham Public Schools (DPS), Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and Pender County Schools. Newkirk was also a teacher mentor for DPS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University, where she was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Winston-Salem State University. She also earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Newkirk also has an Academically and Intellectually Gifted certification from North Carolina Central University.
CHCCS has also hired Thomas “Bradley” Johnson as the district’s new Director of Transportation. Johnson is the van pool manager for the City of Charlotte. Previously, Johnson was the director of transportation for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS). He also worked as the CMS transportation recruitment, safety and training specialist. Johnson has also worked at Charlotte’s North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as a driver education specialist and as a driver license examiner. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Newkirk is set to join the district on February 15. A start date for Johnson has not been finalized.