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NHCS Announces New Administrative Appointments

The New Hanover County Board of Education approved the appointment of four new administrators for New Hanover County Schools at the June 6, 2017, regular Board Meeting.


Kristin JacksonKristin Jackson has been appointed as the Director of Student Support Services for the district. Currently, Mrs. Jackson is the Principal at Blair Elementary School. Previously, she served as a Principal at Lake Forest Academy and Sunset Park Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Blount and Snipes Elementary Schools, and as a teacher at Winter Park Model and Williams Elementary Schools.

Mrs. Jackson received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Mrs. Jackson’s administrative contract will begin July 17, 2017.



​Dionne SturdivantDionne Sturdivant has been appointed as the principal of Howe Pre-K Center. Currently, Mrs. Sturdivant serves as an Assistant Principal at Burgaw Elementary School. Previously, she served as an Instructional Leader with Rocky Point Elementary School, Data Support Specialist with Fulton County Schools, and a teacher with Fulton County Schools, Montgomery Public Schools, Fayette County Schools, and Mecklenburg County Schools.

Mrs. Sturdivant received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development-Preschool Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a Certification for Leadership and Supervision from West Georgia University. Mrs. Sturdivant’s administrative contract will begin June 26, 2017.


Karen McCallKaren McCall has been appointed as the Accounting Supervisor in the Finance Department of New Hanover County Schools. Ms. McCall previously served as the Assistant Finance Director with the City of Albemarle and the Senior Accountant with the City of Concord. Additionally, she served as a Controller with G&G Landscape in Charlotte.

Ms. McCall received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Catawba College and an Associate in Accounting from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has North Carolina Government Finance Officer Certification and Quickbooks Online Certification. Mrs. McCall’s administrative contract will begin June 19, 2017.

Chris FurrDewey (Chris) Furr has been appointed Interim Assistant Principal at New Hanover High School. Mr. Furr retired as the Principal of New Hanover High School in 2011. He has served in many capacities over the years with New Hanover County Schools. Mr. Furr’s administrative contract began May 11, 2017, and will end June 13, 2017.





Posted: 06/07/17