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Pender County Schools names Penderlea School Principal

posted Jun 30, 2017, 11:57 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jun 30, 2017, 11:58 AM ]

The Pender County Board of Education has named George Thomas Humphrey Jr. Principal of Penderlea School effective July 5, 2017.

Mr. Humphrey, who goes by Tommy, holds a bachelor’s degree from Concord University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from High Point University. He brings 13 years of experience in education to Penderlea School, having served as a middle school teacher, athletic director, and assistant principal in Randolph County.

“Mr. Humphrey is very knowledgeable about the needs of rural schools,” said Dr. Terri Cobb, Superintendent of Pender County Schools. “I’m confident he will be a great fit at Penderlea.”

Having served all of his career in rural settings, Humphrey said he is excited to learn about the Penderlea community.

“Every school is unique, and I look forward to embracing the traditions at Penderlea,” Humphrey said. “I’m very excited to work with the faculty, staff, and the community to help promote a positive learning environment so all students succeed.”

Humphrey will be moving to the area with his wife, Leigh, who is an Exceptional Children teacher. 

A meet-and-greet event for students, staff, parents, and community members to meet Mr. Humphrey will be held at a later date.