7/28/11 School system OKs new principals

School system OKs new principals
By Mike Wilder The Times-News 7/28/11     
Reprinted with permission.

  Five schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System have new principals.

 The Alamance-Burlington Board of Education approved recommendations from Superintendent Lillie Cox to fill principal’s positions at Graham High School,Williams High School, Woodlawn Middle School, Haw River Elementary School and Smith Elementary School.

 The board discussed Cox’s recommendations during a closed portion of a Wednesday afternoon meeting and announced the appointments afterward.

 Educators appointed to the jobs were:

  • Charlotte Holmes, who will be principal at Graham High School, where she was an assistant principal from 2001 to 2005. Since 2005, she has been principal at the Alamance-Burlington Middle College. That’s a small, non-traditional high school that operates at Alamance Community College. Students take high school and college courses. Holmes was an assistant principal at Western Middle School and taught physical education there.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is studying toward a doctorate in education there. Her salary will be $74,284. She starts the job Monday.

  • Joe Ferrell, who will be principal at Williams High School. He has been principal at Eastern Guilford Middle School since 2004 and was principal at Hunter Elementary School, also in Guilford County.

In Person County, he was an assistant middle school principal and taught language arts and fifth grade. He graduated from Elon College, now Elon University, with a degree in elementary education, earned a master’s degree in school administration from N.C. State University and is pursuing a doctorate in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His salary will be $93,000. His start date hasn’t been determined.

  • Deborah H. Brogden, who will be principal atWoodlawn Middle School. She’s been an assistant principal at Graham Middle School since 2007. She’s also been a curriculum facilitator and taught science and math at the school and also taught science and math at Eastern Guilford Middle School. Brogden earned a bachelor’s degree in science education from N.C. State University, a master’s degree in education/integrating technology fromWalden University and certification in school administration from High Point University. Her salary will be $67,001. She starts the job Monday.

  • Julie K. Jailall, who will be principal at Haw River Elementary School. Since 2010, she has been an English specialist with the Abu Dhabi Education Council in the United Arab Emirates. She has been a part-time professor at Abu Dhabi University since 2011. Jailall has taught English and exceptional children, been an elementary and middle school principal and was a consultant relating to students with learning disabilities for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Guyana in South America, a master’s in education leadership from East Carolina University and a doctorate from N.C. State University in education leadership and policy studies. Her salary will be $80,460. She starts the job Aug. 15.

  • Julie Haynes Hancock, who will be principal at Smith Elementary School. She’s been assistant principaltheresince 2009. Hancock has also been assistant principal at Garrett Elementary, lead curriculum teacher at Newlin Elementary and taught kindergarten at Smith Elementary.

Hancock has been an educational observer/evaluator and was director of a summer tutoring program for at-risk children. She graduated from Meredith College, was certified in working with academically gifted children by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium, and has a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her salary will be $62,496. She starts the job Monday.