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Mrs. Pamie Reese

       HJM Principal

        Mrs. Pamie Reese was born in Morehead City but spent most of her childhood in Pollocksville, NC. Her family moved back to Newport in Carteret County when she entered middle school. She attended North Carolina State University where she earned her BA in Psychology. She completed coursework for her Special Education teaching certification through East Carolina University and received her MA in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She worked 10 years at New Bern High School as a Special Education teacher and Special Populations Coordinator. Her promotion to an Assistant Principal sent her to Oaks Road Elementary for 3 years and Ben D. Quinn Elementary for a year. Mrs. Reese is entering into her 5th year as Principal of THE H.J. MacDonald Middle School  and 18th year with Craven County Schools.

        Mrs. Reese's husband, Kevin, is the Culinary Arts teacher at New Bern High School. There are two additional members of “Team Reese”, 11-year-old, Kevin II and 4 year old, Kelsie. Mrs. Reese enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys shopping, reading, listening to music, and simply relaxing, when time permits. Mrs. Reese LOVES the staff, students, and families of THE H.J. MacDonald Middle School.

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Mr. Mike Swain

HJM Assistant Principal

          Hello Warcub Nation. I am excited to begin another year at HJM. This is my third year at HJM and my 21st year in education. I am a graduate of New Bern High, Craven Community College, East Carolina University, and Gardner-Webb. My wife, Necia, is also a Craven County School employee and we have three wonderful kids. Besides being an educator, I am also Pastor of Vanceboro Christian Church and enjoy spending time with my church family. In my spare time I enjoy sports, fishing, working in the yard, and visiting historical sites. My family also loves visiting the Outer Banks and the North Carolina Mountains. I believe that all young people can learn if given the opportunity and I am looking forward to a wonderful year at HJM.

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Mrs. Christy Hazlett

HJM Assistant Principal 

Mrs. Hazlett is a New Bern native and graduated from West Craven High School in 1995.  This is her ninth year in education and all of her time has been spent with Craven County Schools.  She has taught kindergarten, fifth, sixth, and seventh grade.  During her career in education, she has served as a Kenan Fellows Master Teacher, a member of the Governor’s Teacher Network, an advocate for public education with the Hope Street Group Fellows, and was Craven County Schools Teacher of the Year during the 2016-17 school year.

“My heart is in this for the kids.  I was once asked to define my job in education with three words.  My response, “Best. Job. Ever.”  This is such a beautiful career to have because we educate students in academics and character.  We are shaping young minds to be future leaders.  I cannot think of a greater opportunity or more rewarding gift than being an educator.  As I transition into my new role as Assistant Principal at “THE HJ”, I hope to work alongside our amazing staff to create the most magical and meaningful experiences for our students while allowing our community and beyond to see the greatness that exists in public education.”