Principals on the move

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 21, 2006

JACKSON – Personnel changes continue within the Northampton County Public School system.

In a brief statement released yesterday (Wednesday) morning, Northampton County school officials went public with two major moves within its educational system.

Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Kathi Gibson, the Northampton County Board of Education approved the transfer of NCHS-East principal Dr. Michael McIntosh to the Central Office in Jackson. There he will serve as Director of Reading First.

That transfer led to another as Willis Hare Elementary School principal Pamela Chamblee was promoted to replace McIntosh at Northampton-East.

Chamblee is the county’s 2006-07 Principal of the Year. She has been an educator for 15 years and has spent the last five serving Northampton County Schools. She will be given a salary increase due to moving to a larger school.

Chamblee’s replacement at Willis Hare will be Reginald Ennett. He will serve the school on an interim basis until June 30, 2007.

The transfers, as well as Ennett’s position at Willis Hare, become effective as of today (Thursday).

Last month, the Northampton Board of Education approved the transfer of NCHS-East assistant principal Hattie Hunter to a similar job at Northampton-West in Gaston. That decision sparked outrage from a group of NCHS-East students and others who confronted the school board at their Dec. 4 meeting.