Sheila P. Evans, principal at John A. Holmes High School, has been named 2012-2013 Administrator of the Year for Edenton-Chowan Schools. The recognition is part of The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s 2013 Wells Fargo of the Year Program. The program has been administered since 1984 with financial support from Wells Fargo Company. Evans has been principal at John A. Holmes High School since January 2012. She will advance to regional competition with eight finalists competing for the state award.
“Under her leadership, the teachers and staff have begun a renaissance at the high school enhancing the educational opportunities for all students. I am confident through her vision, her tenacity, and by the dedication and expertise of the teachers and staff, John A. Holmes High School will be a premiere high school and an exceptional place for students to live, to learn, and to grow into productive citizens,” said Superintendent Allan Smith.
“Our staff and students work hard and we are making great progress at John A. Holmes with the new Common Core and Essential Standards and moving to a 21st Century learning and teaching environment. It is an honor to be here and I am excited about the work that we have ahead of us,” said Evans.
Along with her duties as principal, Evans serves on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Commission to create and promote National Board Certification for Principals. She is working with educators from across the nation to develop core propositions, standards, and the development of a field test for this certification process. Prior to her position at John A. Holmes High School, Evans was principal at D.F. Walker Elementary for eight years.
Evans and her husband Steve have two children, Samuel and Noah. Evans and her family are active members of Rocky Hock Baptist Church. here she teaches Sunday school, serves as the Children’s New Members Class Teacher, a youth committee member, and a church history committee member.