EC-Pasquotank names 3 new principals


From staff reports

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education has approved the hiring of new principals at three schools in the district.

Simona White has been named principal of Northside Elementary School, Antoinette Reid is the principal at Pasquotank Elementary School, and Bryan Ruffin will be the new principal at Pasquotank County High School.

White, who has been serving as acting principal at Northside since October, succeeds Katina Priest, who resigned. She will be paid $64,872 annually.

“Mrs. White has done a tremendous job serving as acting principal at Northside since October,” said ECPPS Superintendent Larry Cartner said in a statement. “She has strong leadership capabilities as well as commitment and devotion to the Northside students and staff.”

White has been with the school district since 1998. She has served as a teacher, instructional specialist and assistant principal.

White holds a bachelor’s degree in English education from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s degree in education from Regent University. She also has a certificate of advanced graduate studies from Cambridge College.

At Pasquotank Elementary, Reid succeeds Shawn Wilson, who resigned a few weeks ago. Reid, currently assistant principal at J.C. Sawyer Elementary School, will start at Pasquotank Elementary on Monday. She will be paid $67,728 annually.

Employed with ECPPS nearly 20 years, Reid has worked as a teacher, reading specialist and assistant principal.

“Ms. Reid has served ECPPS well over the course of her career with us,” Cartner said. “She has nearly eleven years of experience as an assistant principal which has provided her with a wealth of background and knowledge in school administration. We look forward to Ms. Reid’s leadership at Pasquotank Elementary.”

Reid holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Elizabeth City State University as well as a master’s degree in middle grades education from East Carolina University. She also has an education specialist degree from George Washington University.

Ruffin is coming to Pasquotank County High School from Hertford County Early College High School in Ahoskie, where he is school principal. At Pasquotank, he succeeds Amy Fyffe, who recently was named principal at the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early College High School. Ruffin will earn $59,904

According to ECPPS, Ruffin has nearly 10 years of experience in education, having served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Assistant principals are in charge of the day-to-day operations at PCHS until Ruffin reports on July 1, district officials said.

“Mr. Ruffin will be an excellent addition to the ECPPS leadership team,” Cartner said. “His strength in curriculum and instruction as well as his nearly three years of experience at the early college will be beneficial in his role at Pasquotank County High School. We look forward to working with Mr. Ruffin.”

Ruffin holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in school administration from Elizabeth City State University.

Principals’ salaries are paid on the state’s Principal Salary Schedule, which is based on experience and credentials.