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Pender County Board of Education names principal of Cape Fear Elementary School

posted Jan 26, 2018, 5:48 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 7:00 AM ]

Pender County Board of Education names principal of Cape Fear Elementary School 

PENDER COUNTY — The Pender County Board of Education has appointed David Kirkland Principal of Cape Fear Elementary School effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Mr. Kirkland holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Education Specialist degree from Gardner Webb University and is currently working on a doctorate at Gardner Webb University.

Kirkland’s experience includes serving as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal. 

“I’m going to make sure we put things in place that will increase student achievement,” Kirkland said. “Cape Fear Elementary is currently a ‘B’ school and my goal is to strive for an ‘A,’ meeting the needs of all students and growing them so they are successful in the short term and the long term as they continue through their academic careers.”

Currently residing in Winston-Salem, Mr. Kirkland is looking forward to relocating to the area and learning more about the coastal region and its history.