Dare Schools announce leadership transitions across the district

By on February 12, 2024

The Dare County Schools have announced that five schools in the district are set to undergo a shift in leadership roles following the Dare County Board of Education’s approval during its monthly meeting on Feb. 12.

The announced moves are listed here. The changes go into effect on Monday, Feb. 19.

Sarah Pritchard will transfer from the role of assistant principal at Manteo High School to become the assistant principal of First Flight High School. Prichard served as a classroom teacher at Manteo High for 15 years before becoming the school’s assistant principal in 2020.

Samantha Reynolds will be promoted to First Flight High’s leadership team as an administrative intern. Reynolds holds a master’s degree in school administration and has been an instructional technology facilitator at First Flight High since 2021.

All three schools in Manteo will undergo a shift in leadership positions.

Grady Edwards, the current Assistant Principal of Manteo Middle School, will leverage his expertise as assistant principal at Manteo High School, collaborating with Principal John Luciano. Edwards, who joined the district in 2020, previously served as an instructional technology facilitator before his promotion to assistant principal in 2021. He also currently serves as Athletic Director at Manteo Middle School.

Assistant Principal Elizabeth Kenan will also transition from Manteo Elementary School to assistant principal at Manteo Middle School. Kenan boasts 20 years of experience in education in Dare, Currituck and Pasquotank counties. She assumed the role of assistant principal at Manteo Elementary in 2019.

Triva Day will support Manteo Elementary as an administrative intern, moving from First Flight Middle School. Day joined the district in 2014 and most recently served as an interventionist. Day’s new role will provide her with administrative experience as she pursues her master’s degree in school administration.

Dare County Schools Superintendent Steve Basnight stated that “We are excited about the creation of these new administrative teams and thrilled about the skills, backgrounds, perspectives, and possibilities that each member brings to the students and staff in each of the schools. Not only does this allow us to see some of our assistant principals in new roles, but it also allows us to broaden the experiences of our current and future Dare County Schools leaders.”


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