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Board of Education Approves New Leaders

Board of Education Approves New Leadership Positions
 
At the September Board of Education Meeting held on September 16, 2021, the Board of Education approved the following new leadership positions for the district.
 
Dr. LaKesia Boone will join Craven County Schools as the new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources effective November 1, 2021. Dr. LaKesia Boone has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, school administrator, Beginning Teacher Coordinator, and Central Office Administrator to include the Director of Human Resources. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history from East Carolina University 2001, a Master’s degree in Education from East Carolina University 2008, an Administrative add-on from Gardner-Webb University 2012, and a Doctorate degree in educational leadership from Gardner-Webb University 2018. She is a dissertation coach at Grand Canyon University and is an adjunct professor at Roanoke Chowan Community College. Career highlights include RBC Tribute to Teachers Recipient, Bojangles Teacher of the Week, WITN Teacher of the week, Teacher of the Year, and Aspiring Superintendents Program graduate. Dr. Boone shares, " I am looking forward to building new professional relationships, serving the students of Craven County, and making an impact through the Human Resources Department."
 
Carolina Godwin will transition from Assistant Principal to Principal at Roger Bell New Tech Academy effective October 1, 2021. Mrs. Godwin has been fortunate to spend 14 years of her 18-year education career serving Craven County. After graduating from UNCW in the UNC Teaching Fellows program, she taught 5th grade for 4 years in Duplin County. During her tenure in Craven County she has taught 5th grade, AIG, served as a Digital Teaching and Learning Coach, as well as an Instructional Coach and Assistant Principal at Roger Bell New Tech Academy. She had the honor of being Craven County’s Teacher Ambassador in 2010 which afforded her many great learning opportunities. One of her greatest joys in education has been supporting teachers instructionally and observing the difference they make in their students’ lives every day.
Mrs. Godwin has a Bachelors's and Master's Degree in elementary education, and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition, she holds licensure in academically and intellectually gifted, and school administration.
Mrs. Godwin looks forward to the opportunity to continue working with the amazing teachers, staff, and community in her new role at Roger Bell New Tech Academy. Roger Bell aspires to be a pillar and reflection of what the community deserves as we continue to build a strong relationship with all of our students and their families.
 
Tiffany York will transition from Assistant Principal to Principal at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School effective October 1, 2021. Mrs. York began her journey with Craven County Schools in 2011 as a 3rd Grade Teacher at Ben D. Quinn Elementary School. The remainder of her teaching career was spent at AH Bangert Elementary School. After receiving her Masters in School Administration from East Carolina University, she served as the Assistant Principal at Roger Bell New Tech Academy for two years prior to becoming the Assistant Principal at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. Mrs. York stated, “I am beyond excited and honored to serve as the Principal of Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. This school is a place where the hearts of the staff, parents, and community members are fully invested in providing the best learning environment for the students. Great things are taking place at VFL. I cannot wait to see where the future takes us.”
 
Please help us congratulate and welcome our new leaders.