New faces join Hertford County Public Schools management staff
Published 6:34 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2023
WINTON – The Hertford County Board of Education has approved the naming of the Chief Human Resources Officer at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 22.
Dr. Jacqueline Perry-Higgs brings an impressive educational background and a wealth of experience to her new role. She is a distinguished North Carolina State University (NCSU) NELA program graduate, holding a doctorate in educational leadership. Her commitment to education is further evident through attaining two Master’s degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction from NCSU and another in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.
With a strong foundation in education, Dr. Perry-Higgs has dedicated 25 years to the field, serving in various capacities. Her experience includes roles as an elementary and middle school teacher, beginning teacher mentor, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, curriculum specialist, AIG coordinator, director of curriculum and instruction, director of testing and accountability, and student information system coordinator. Her diverse background positions her well for the challenges and responsibilities of the CHRO position.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Perry-Higgs is known for her dedication to family and personal interests. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, exploring new travel destinations, and showcasing her culinary skills.
Other new appointments at the HCPS Central Office include Natasha Norman as Director of Human Resources.
Norman’s educational career began as a Teacher Assistant and Substitute teacher, where her passion for working with students grew. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in education and taught grades K-3 for several years.
Driven to make a broader impact, Norman furthered her education by obtaining a Master’s Degree and a Principal’s endorsement. This allowed her to serve a larger community of students, teachers, and parents. She has held various roles throughout her career, such as an Instructional Facilitator, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Specialist, and Testing Coordinator.
Norman’s diverse background and extensive experience in different educational roles make her a valuable asset to HCPS. Her understanding of the needs of students, teachers, and parents, coupled with her administrative expertise, will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the Human Resources department and the overall mission of HCPS.
Additionally, Alexandria Evans has been appointed as Director of Federal Programs. Evans brings over a decade of experience in various educational leadership roles, demonstrating a proven track record of fostering high-quality educational experiences for students, managing budgets, and driving school improvement initiatives.
Most recently, Evans served as an ESSER Program Administrator at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Federal Programs where she played a crucial role in supporting schools in the Northeast Region. Evans’s expertise in managing federal programs has equipped her with valuable insights into optimizing resources and implementing impactful initiatives.
Evans has held several key positions in educational leadership throughout her career. Her roles as Executive Director of School Improvement & Accountability, Director of School Improvement, Director of the Exceptional Children’s Program, and high school administrator have allowed her to develop a deep understanding of strategic planning, effective communication, and collaborative practices. Evans has consistently demonstrated her commitment to creating a high-quality learning environment for all students, promoting equity, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.