The Pender County Board of Education has appointed Mr. Jonathan DeBerry as Principal of West Pender Middle School, effective Oct. 27, 2016.

Mr. DeBerry has served Pender County as an Assistant Principal at both Pender High and Heide Trask High schools. He also has experience as a middle school teacher and coach.

“I am truly humbled to serve in this role,” Mr. DeBerry said. “I look forward to working with the staff, students and community members at West Pender Middle School.”

Mr. DeBerry obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University and his Master’s Degree from Webster University. He earned his teaching certification from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as well as an Administrative Add-on certification. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at East Carolina University.

“Mr. DeBerry is dedicated to the success of students in Pender County,” said Dr. Terri Cobb, Superintendent of Pender County Schools. “I am confident his experience and leadership are a great fit for West Pender Middle School.”

Pender County Schools will hold a meet-and-greet event for students, staff, parents and community members to get to know Mr. DeBerry from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Media Center at West Pender Middle School.