New Hanover County Board of Education Announces Administrative Appointments
During the August Board meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Education approved seven new administrative appointments for the 2013-2014 school year.
Ms. Amy Conklin was approved as the principal of Mary C. Williams Elementary School. Ms. Conklin served as the interim principal of the school during the 2012-13 school year. Previously, she served as an assistant principal at Roland-Grise Middle School and College Park Elementary. She has also worked as a mentor and was a teacher at Parsley Elementary and Winter Park Elementary. Ms. Conklin was selected as the New Hanover County Schools 1999-2000 Teacher of the Year. Prior to her employment with NHCS, Ms. Conklin taught for Wake County Public Schools.
Ms. Conklin received a Master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from North Carolina State University.
Mr. David Greenwood was confirmed as the assistant principal of College Park Elementary. Mr. Greenwood is currently employed with NHCS as the In-School Suspension Coordinator at Myrtle Grove Middle School. Prior to his employment with NHCS, Mr. Greenwood taught for over 30 years at West Middle School for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Michigan.
Mr. Greenwood received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Kimberly Horton was approved as an assistant principal of Williston Middle School. Ms. Horton recently completed her administrative internships at Winter Park Elementary and Leland Middle School in Brunswick County. Previously, she was a teacher at Alderman Elementary School and Noble Middle School. Ms. Horton was the district’s 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Horton received a Masters of School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education from UNC-Wilmington.
Ms. Janna Lennon was confirmed as the assistant principal of Bellamy Elementary. Currently, Ms. Lennon is a teacher at Codington Elementary where she also completed her administrative internship. She was also a teacher at Pine Valley Elementary.
Ms. Lennon received a Master’s degree in both School Administration and Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Meredith College in Raleigh.
Ms. Delores Overby was appointed as the assistant principal of Forest Hills Global Elementary School. Ms. Overby completed her administrative internship at Murray Middle School and Anderson Elementary, where she also served as the AIG teacher and coach. Prior to joining NHCS, Ms. Overby was a teacher for Johnston County and Richmond County school districts.
Ms. Overby received a Master’s degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University.
Dr. Margaret Rollison
Dr. Margaret Rollison was confirmed as an assistant principal for Hoggard High School.
She has served as an assistant principal of Heidi Trask High School for Pender County Schools. Previously, Dr. Rollison taught math and was the Turnaround Coordinator for North Brunswick High School in Brunswick County. She began her teaching career in Rowan County Schools as a teacher for North Rowan Middle School.
Dr. Rollison received her Doctorate’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Ms. Kristi Swain was approved as an assistant principal of Williston Middle School. Ms. Swain has served as the Curriculum Coach and Arts Integration Specialist at Brunswick County Academy for middle and high school students. Previously, Ms. Swain was a fine arts teacher at Northampton County Schools and adjunct professor for Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. She also taught music and drama for Gates County and Hertford County Schools.
Ms. Swain received a Master’s degree and Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from East Carolina University. She completed her Administrative Leadership-Licensure program from ECU in 2013.
*Photos not available for Mr. Greenwood, Ms. Overby and Ms. Swain.