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Mr. James McAdams, Principal

email:  james.mcadams@nhcs.net

Mr. James McAdams
retired from New Hanover County Schools in August, 2011 after working in the field of education for many years. During his career, Mr. McAdams served as principal of Bolivia Elementary School, North Brunswick High School and Farmville Central High School. He also served as principal of New Hanover High School before his retirement as principal of Ashley High School in 2011. Since his retirement, he has served as interim assistant principal at Sunset Park Elementary School and Alderman Elementary School.

Mr. McAdams received a B.S. in Physical Education and Social Studies from North Texas State University. He received a master's degree in education from East Carolina University and an educational specialist degree from East Carolina University.

David Bittner, Assistant Principal

Mr. David Bittner, Assistant Principal

Mr. David Bittner, Assistant Principal, ext.

Mr. Bittner was previously the assistant principal at Brunswick Early College High School.  He also taught English at Pender High and Topsail High schools with the Pender County School System.  He completed his internship at Williston Middle and Cape Fear Elementary schools.

Mr. Bittner received a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree of School Administration from the University of North Carolina -Wilmington. 

Don Cummings, Assistant Principal

Mr. Don Cummings, Assistant Principal


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.

Ms. Erin Lee, Assistant Principal

Ms. Erin Lee, Assistant Principal, Ext 224                    
email:  erin.lee@nhcs.net

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.

Rob Morgan, Assistant Principal

Dr. Rob Morgan, Assistant Principal


Dr. Morgan 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 marks Dr. Morgan’s first time in Wildcat Country! He’s excited to return to New Hanover County Schools 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 soccer coach, a youth basketball 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.

Mr. Keith Moore, Athletic Director

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

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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