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Dr. Rob Morgan, Principal
Dr. Rob Morgan, Principal
rob.morgan@nhcs.net

Dr. Morgan is the principal of NHHS. He is a Greensboro, North Carolina native, who has lived in Wilmington since 2002. A former middle school English teacher, Dr. Morgan first joined NHCS in 2006 as an assistant principal at Ashley High School, where he worked until 2011. In 2011, Dr. Morgan went to work in higher education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where his primary duties included serving as the university’s director for the early college high school program and as one of the institution’s accreditation coordinators. Along the way, he also taught several classes and served as a faculty advisor to first-year university students.

The 2015-16 school year marked Dr. Morgan’s first time in Wildcat Country! He’s excited and honored to be a part of the Wilmington tradition that is New Hanover High School.

Outside of work, Dr. Morgan is a husband, a father of three, a youth sports enthusiast, an avid runner, and a big fan of ice cream. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Charleston, a Master’s degree in School Administration and a Doctorate in Education, both from UNCW.

Don Cummings, Assistant Principal
Mr. Don Cummings, Assistant Principaldonald.cummings@nhcs.net
ext: 233

Don Cummings is from Massachusetts and moved to Wilmington in July of 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology and Elementary Education, his Master of Education in Clinical Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina/Wilmington. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran.

He taught the GED Adult Education Program in South Boston for two years and taught for three years in Brockton, Massachusetts. While in Wilmington, he spent the first 12 years at D.C Virgo Middle school as a math/science teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. He spent one year at Williston Middle School before going to Central Office, serving as the Supervisor for Supplemental Educational Services through the Title 1 Department for three years.

He and his wife Lori are proud to be members of the famed New Hanover High School Wildcat Tradition. They look forward to many more years of service to the children in this county.

 

Lindsey Gainey, Assistant Principal
email: lindsey.gainey@nhcs.net
ext: 224

Lindsey Gainey is a native of Kansas City where she studied at the University of Kansas State (Go Wildcats!). She moved to Wilmington in 2010 where she taught Spanish at Eugene Ashley High School. In 2015, Ms. Gainey completed her Master's degree in School Leadership at Appalachian State University and began her career in Administration at South Brunswick High School. She returned to New Hanover County in 2016 as an Assistant Principal at the International School at Gregory where her oldest daughter attends school. Ms. Gainey is thrilled to once again call herself a Wildcat and is honored to serve the New Hanover High School community.

When not on the sidelines cheering on the Wildcats, Ms. Gainey is most likely cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats, the Kansas City Chiefs, or enjoying Wilmington's beaches with her three children.

Chris Haney, Assistant Principal
Chris Haney, Assistant Principal
email: christopher.haney@nhcs.net
ext: 211

After serving for 4 years in the US Coast Guard Mr. Haney returned to West Virginia to attend Glenville State College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Multi-Subjects and K-12 Special Education. He attended Salem International for his Master's Degree in School Administration. In 2001 he began his teaching career at his alma mater in Sutton, West Virginia. He continued there as a teacher and coach until moving to Wilmington in 2008. Since his moving to North Carolina he has taught and coached at Ashley, New Hanover, and East Columbus High Schools in the Exceptional Children's program. In 2015 he hung up his whistle and moved to Topsail High School as an AP/AD. Finally he is back at home at New Hanover County and very excited to be a Wildcat once again.

His wife of 19 years, Paige, teaches at Ashley High School. They have 3 children who attend New Hanover County schools (Kennedy, Reagan, and Walker).

Ms. Erin Lee, Assistant Principal
Ms. Erin Lee, Assistant Principal            
email:  erin.lee@nhcs.net

extension: 225

Erin Lee is a native of Connecticut and received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts. At UMass, Ms. Lee was a part of the track and field team where she competed in the 400m hurdles, triple jump, and various relay teams.  After graduation, Ms. Lee worked as a pre-school teacher until moving to Wilmington in 2004.

Once in Wilmington, she attended UNCW and earned a teaching license in Elementary Education.  While teaching first grade at Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology, she was awarded a Master of Education with a focus in Language and Literacy.  She then accepted the position of Literacy and Instructional Coach at Gregory where she remained until 2011 when she decided to further her education and transition into school administration.  Ms.Lee was accepted into the North Carolina Principal Fellows program and completed the Master of School Administration degree program at UNCW.  As part of the M.S.A. program, Ms.Lee completed her internship at New Hanover High School and is thrilled to be returning to the Wildcat Team.

Keith Moore Athletic Director
Mr. Keith Moore, CMAA, Athletic Director
email: keith.moore@nhcs.net
ext:  339

Keith Moore was born and raised in Wilmington while coming up through the New Hanover County School System. Keith graduated from NHHS in 1983 and upon graduation attended UNC-Wilmington. His teaching career began with NHCS in 1988. In 1989 Keith accepted a job at North Brunswick High School as a teacher and Head Baseball Coach. In 1993, Keith took an educational leave of absence to be a Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at Western Carolina University. In 1996 the baseball team at North Brunswick won the State Championship. In the fall of 1996, he returned to his alma mater as Assistant Baseball Coach and Dean of Students before becoming the Head Baseball Coach in 1998.

After the 2001 season, he stepped down as baseball coach to focus on his duties as Athletic Director. Keith is in his 19th year at New Hanover High School and his 15th year as Director of Athletics here at Wildcat country.

Keith stated, "It is an honor to be the Athletic Director at NHHS with the tradition it has enjoyed for nearly a century. Great Faculties, Staffs, Coaches, Principals, Students, Student-Athletes and 32 State Championship teams. This is a special place."

Keith is married to his wife, Jill, who is a 1988 Wildcat graduate. She teaches at Noble Middle School and was also a product of New Hanover County Schools. He is the proud father of their two children, Brantley, who is in 11th Grade at NHHS and Mary Suzanne, who is in the 6th Grade at Noble Middle School.

In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact: Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support and Federal Programs, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Telephone (910) 254-4206; Fax (910) 254-4352.

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