Jackson-Heard, English new ECPPS principals

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From staff reports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New principals have been hired for P.W. Moore Elementary School and Weeksville Elementary.

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education has approved of Dexter Jackson-Heard as principal for P.W. Moore Elementary, replacing Sara English, and Stephanie Ambrose as principal of Weeksville Elementary School, replacing Angela Cobb who is now serving at Northeastern High.

English has been named principal of a school in Pitt County.

Jackson-Heard is slated to report Monday and Ambrose will begin at Weeksville on Oct 1. Shel Davis, a retired principal for ECPPS, has been serving as the interim principal at Weeksville.

Jackson-Heard expressed enthusiasm for tackling the challenges at P.W. Moore.

“Entering P.W. Moore Elementary, a school with a great history behind the name, I am excited about the opportunity to build on last year's success,” said Jackson-Heard. “Trust and transparency are paramount to communication and vital to the success of any organization. I believe in building relationships and advancing the culture to better serve the needs of students, staff, parents, and the community.”

Ambrose said she is excited to return to the Weeksville school.

 “I am so excited to have the chance to return to the home of the Bulldogs as the principal of Weeksville Elementary School,” Ambrose said. “I had the good fortune of doing my student teaching at Weeksville in a kindergarten/first grade classroom. I started my career at P.W. Moore as a teacher assistant, then classroom teacher, where I worked for 17 years. I treasure the relationships I have built along the way with the parents, students and staff.”

Jackson-Heard holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Virginia State University and a master’s degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University. He has 17 years of experience in education, including experience as a teacher and an assistant principal. He is currently the career development coordinator for Perquimans County Schools.

Ambrose holds a bachelor’s degree in education as well as a master’s degree in elementary education and school administration, all from Elizabeth City State University. She also holds a graduate certificate in academically and intellectually gifted education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has 24 years of experience with ECPPS. She has served as a teacher assistant, teacher, instructional coach, AIG facilitator, and is currently serving as assistant principal at P.W. Moore Elementary School.