Friday, July 20, 2012

CHCCS hires new principals

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools hired three new principals at the July 19 Board of Education Meeting.

Jonathan Enns was named principal of Phillips MS.  Enns has served as an assistant principal at Fuquay-Varina HS for the last four years.  He has also been a physics teacher at Green Hope HS in Cary and an Algebra teacher at East Lee MS in Sanford.  Enns holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and Education from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada and a master’s degree in School Administration from North Carolina State University.

"Mr. Enns has been a highly regarded leader in his current role and brings with him a clear focus on school culture and instruction," said Superintendent Thomas A. Forcella.
Sherron Leplin has been named the principal for the UNC Hospital School.  Leplin was the principal at E.K. Powe Elementary in Durham for 2011-12 and was also a principal at Grady A. Brown Elementary School in Hillsborough for six years.  She previously worked in CHCCS for seven years.  She served as the exceptional education coordinator for the district from 1997-2000 and then as the assistant principal for Carrboro Elementary from 1997-2000.  She has also been a school counselor, an EC teacher and a language arts/science teacher.  She also worked as a therapist.  Leplin holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Exceptional Children Education from Appalachian State University.  She also holds three master’s degrees: one in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University, two from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with one in Educational Administration and one in Counseling.  Leplin also holds a doctorate in Cultural Foundations:  Curriculum Development, Instruction and Educational Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

John Williams was named the principal at Phoenix Academy HS.  Williams was the principal of Chewning MS in Durham for the 2011-12 school year.  He has also been an assistant principal at both Riverside HS and Chewning MS.  Before working in education, Williams was a Senior Master Sergeant in the US Air Force.  He was also a professional counselor in Florida.  Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maryland.  He also has a master’s degree in Science from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama and a master’s degree in School Administration from East Carolina University.

Gregory Mitchell has been hired as a new assistant principal at East Chapel Hill HS. Mitchell was the assistant principal at Cedar Ridge HS in Hillsborough from 2010-12. He has also been a science teacher in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Mitchell holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University. He also holds two master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: one is in Science and a second in School Administration.

Robert Bales has been named the assistant principal at McDougle MS.  He was an assistant principal at Chapel Hill HS.

The district is still working to fill the principal position at Chapel Hill HS.

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