Bracy resigns Bertie seat

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 6, 2007

WINDSOR – Michael Bracy, one of two newly seated members of the Bertie County Board of Education, announced that effective May 31, 2007, he will resign his seat as a member of the board.

Bracy, who made the announcement on April 3, has been offered and has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Testing and Accountability with Jones County Public Schools in Trenton.

Bracy expressed sentiments that after much discussion and prayer, his loyalties had to be with his family and career.

He said that this opportunity to learn and to grow as an educational leader would hopefully one day lead to his ultimate goal of serving as a superintendent.

A 1985 graduate of Bertie High School, Bracy began his education career in 1990 when he taught at then K-8 Southwestern Elementary School in Bertie County.

He was selected as Teacher-of-the-Year at Southwestern following its transition into a middle school.

Since that time he has served as an assistant principal in Edenton/Chowan Schools where he was honored with the Administrator-of-the-Year Award. He was the first principal of Bearfield Primary School in Hertford County, served as Director of Instruction in Edgecombe County and is currently an educational consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh.

While in Hertford County, Bracy was the North Carolina Principal Representative to receive the prestigious Patrick Daly Award through Yale University

Bracy received his undergraduate degree as a member of the last graduating class of Atlantic-Christian College (Barton) in Wilson.

He was awarded a Masters Degree in Administration and Curriculum and his six-year EdS degree from East Carolina University.

He also currently holds a Superintendent License.

He is married to Kristie, a Nationally Board Certified kindergarten teacher at West Bertie Elementary School and they have two children, Kennedy, a kindergarten student, and Carter, a 4th grader.

Mrs. Bracy will join her husband in furthering her education career in Jones County.

In order to fill the vacancy, the Bertie Board of Education will now follow North Carolina General Statute 115C-37(f) which states:

“All vacancies in the membership of the boards of education whose members are elected pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section by death, resignation, or other causes shall be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board, of a person to serve until the next election of members of such board, at which time the remaining unexpired term of the office in which the vacancy occurs shall be filled by election.”


No person while actually engaged in teaching in Bertie County Public Schools, or serving as an employee of Bertie County Schools, or engaged in teaching in or conducting a private school, no member of a district committee, shall be eligible as a member of a county or city board of education.

Those having an interest in being considered for appointment to this seat must be a qualified Bertie County voter at least 21 years of age and reside in Bracy’s district n District III which consists of the Colerain I, Colerain II, Mitchells I and Mitchells II voting preceincts.

In order to be considered, please submit the following information to the Bertie County Board of Education:

Proof of Age

Proof of residency

A cover letter expressing your interest in the board seat and why you feel you would be a good board member

A resume

Packets of information should be postmarked no later than Monday, April 30, 2007.

Packets received with a later postmark will not be considered.

Mail the packets to:

Bertie County Board of Education

P.O. Box 10

222 County Farm Rd.

Windsor, NC 27983

Brent Todd, Public Information Officer

Bertie County Schools


(C) 325-2580

PO Box 10

222 County Farm Rd.

Windsor, NC 27983