Friday, June 8, 2018

New Principals Named for Three Schools: McDougle Elementary, Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill High

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of three new principals earlier this evening.

Aisha Howard has been named principal of McDougle Elementary. Ms. Howard is an experienced principal who joins us from Durham Public Schools, where she has served as principal of Oak Grove Elementary since 2011. Prior to that, she was principal of North Elementary in Person County Schools. Ms. Howard spent three years as an assistant principal in Durham and seven years teaching in Durham and Guilford County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from UNC-Greensboro, and her Master of School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Charles Blanchard is the new principal of Chapel Hill High. He is currently the executive director of Career and Technical Education for Guilford County Schools. Mr. Blanchard is a long-time high school principal who has previously led Grimsley High in Guilford, James B. Hunt High in Wilson, Southeast Guilford High and the Early College at Guilford. He also served as principal of Fuquay-Varina Middle in Wake County. Mr. Blanchard was an assistant principal at Garner High, and a teacher/coach at Ralph L. Fike High in Wilson County. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Educational Administration at East Carolina University, where he was a Teaching Fellow and later a Principal Fellow.

Kenneth Proulx was hired as principal of East Chapel Hill High. He comes to us from Wake County Public Schools where he has served as principal of Holly Grove Middle School since it opened in 2010. Mr. Proulx has experience as a principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He came to North Carolina from New York, where he served as principal of Beaver River Middle/High and West Carthage Elementary. Mr. Proulx also served as Wake County’s Executive Director of Organizational Development and Support. Prior to school administration, he was a middle and high school Social Studies teacher. Mr. Proulx earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He also earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.

From left to right: Charles Blanchard, Chapel Hill High Principal;
Aisha Howard, McDougle Elementary Principal; 
Kenneth Proulx, East Chapel Hill High Principal