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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.

 

Ms. Erin Hankard, Assistant Principal

Ms. Erin Hankard, Assistant Principal, ext. 224                                      
email:  erin.hankard@nhcs.net

Erin Hankard is a native of Connecticut and received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts. At UMass, Ms. Hankard 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. Hankard 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. Hankard 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. Hankard completed her internship at New Hanover High School and is thrilled to be returning to the Wildcat Team.

 

Ms. Wanda Sloan, Assistant Principal

Ms. Wanda Sloan, Assistant Principal, ext. 210                                          
email:  wanda.sloan@nhcs.net

Wanda Sloan is a proud graduate of New Hanover High School.  After graduation she went on to graduate from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC with Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Industrial Education – Drafting and Industrial Technology – Construction.  She began her teaching career in New Hanover County Schools at Williston Middle School and later transferred to New Hanover High School to teach. 

Ms. Sloan's Master of School Administration was awarded from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Before returning to New Hanover High School as an Assistant Principal, Ms. Sloan was Assistant Principal at Forest Hills Elementary School, Ashley High School and Gregory School of Science, Math, & Technology.

 

David Bittner, Assistant Principal

Mr. David Bittner, Assistant Principal

Mr. David Bittner, Assistant Principal, ext.
david.bittner@nhcs.net

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. 

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 17th year at New Hanover High School and his 13th 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 9th Grade at NHHS and Mary Suzanne, who is in the 4th Grade at Blair Elementary.


 

 

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) 254-4226.

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