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Nash-Rocky Mount fills administrative posts

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education has approved three new administrative appointments, including two principal positions. 

Kimberly Rascoe was named in January as the principal for the new Center for Industry, Technology and Innovation (CITI) High School slated to open in August. Rascoe has 16 years of experience in education, all with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in middle grades mathematics from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University.

Rascoe most recently served as the assistant principal of Rocky Mount Middle School and Southern Nash High School.

“I’m really excited that the superintendent saw fit to make me the principal of this new school, and I am looking forward to helping students be successful in later years outside of high school,” Rascoe said in a press release from the school district.

During the February board meeting, Michael Kennedy was named as the principal of Benvenue Elementary School, replacing Angela Ward.

Kennedy has 19 years of experience in education and has worked for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools for four years. He most recently served as the assistant principal of Southern Nash High School. 

Kennedy has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in middle grades mathematics and a master’s degree from East Carolina University in curriculum and instruction. He also has an advanced degree in school superintendent and school administration from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

“I am honored and deeply excited to have been named principal of Benvenue Elementary School. It is my hope that all of us, working together as staff, parents and community, will provide the support and skills necessary for each of our children to reach and surpass their goals. I am looking forward to getting to know and work with you to help the Benvenue Elementary School community,” Kennedy said in a press release.

Also in January, Angela Ward was named after-school program coordinator for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. 

Ward has 26 years of experience in education, all with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and mentoring from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in school administration and school counseling from North Carolina Central University.

Ward most recently served as the principal of Benvenue Elementary School.

“I'm excited to transition to the position of the 21st Century After School coordinator. This position will continue to help me fulfill my goal of ensuring that students have the support and tools needed to depart from our schools, graduate and be on the trajectory to reach their goals. It will also allow me to be a liaison for the district as we partner with community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club, to create opportunities for ‘the Adults of Tomorrow’ to learn and succeed, as well as assist families and communities to thrive,” Ward said in a press release from the school district.

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