Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bivins Named Principal of Dual Language Magnet School

Dr. Emily Bivins, currently the principal of Carrboro Elementary, will be the principal of Frank Porter Graham Dual Language Magnet School beginning July 1, 2013.  The magnet school will be the first ever for CHCCS.  The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education approved the hire at its November 15 meeting.

Bivins has been the principal of Carrboro Elementary since 2006 and was the district's 2009-10 Principal of the Year.  She has also served as the Carrboro Elementary assistant principal, the district's director of elementary instruction and staff development and the coordinator of elementary education for Cherokee County Schools.  She has also been a teacher in three elementary schools.

"Dr. Bivins is a proven and effective educator and we have full confidence in her ability to lead this exciting new educational journey," said Superintendent Tom Forcella.  "Her track record and her passion for student learning will drive that school's pursuit of sustained excellence."

Bivins holds a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, a master's degree from Elon University and another master's degree and a doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Emily Bivins

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