Edenton-Chowan Public Schools
"...committed to the preparation of all students as critical thinkers and productive citizens."
800 N. Oakum Street Edenton, N.C. 27932
(252) 482-4436 (252) 482-7309 (fax)
ECPS Welcomes Leadership Staff
Chowan Cares PreK Program Information
2021-2022 Edenton-Chowan Public Schools Health Protocols
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
Edenton-Chowan Schools is requesting bids to improve storm water runoff at Chowan Middle School, located at 2845 Virginia Road in Tyner, NC. Please contact Mr. Chris Brabble, Maintenance Director for Edenton-Chowan Schools, to schedule a site visit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: is (252) 482-4158.
Michelle Newsome Named 2021-2022 ECPS Principal of the Year
Congratulations to White Oak Elementary School Principal Mrs. Michelle Newsome for being selected by her peers to be the 2021-22 Edenton-Chowan Schools Principal of the Year! Mrs. Newsome has quickly made her mark as she is taking every single cubbie places in our vision to achieve excellence through transforming experiences!
Sonya Rinehart Named 2021-2022 ECPS Assistant Principal of the Year
Congratulations to John A. Holmes High School Assistant Principal Mrs. Sonya Rinehart for being selected by her peers to be the 2021-22 Edenton-Chowan Schools Assistant Principal of the Year! Mrs. Rinehart leads with passion and a keen awareness for instructional excellence! There is truly no stopping her and her beloved Aces!
Casey Spear Named 2021-2022 ECPS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to John A. Holmes High School CTE teacher Mrs. Casey Spear for being selected to represent Edenton-Chowan Schools with the honorable title of 2021-22 District Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Spear will now compete at the regional level to have an opportunity to be named NC Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Spear's unwavering commitment to her students' goals has earned her respect from her students and admiration from her peers.
Mrs. Spear has served Edenton-Chowan Schools for 12 years as a school nurse and, for the last five years, as a Health Science and Nursing Fundamentals teacher at John A. Holmes. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mrs. Spear served as a school nurse consultant for the NC Department of Health and Human Services. In June 2021, Mrs. Spear submitted her portfolio for National Board Certification. Mrs. Spear was recognized as the Brenda B. Winborne Beginning Teacher of the Year in 2018-19.
Mrs. Spear holds her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from East Carolina University and her Master of Science in Nursing - Community Health Nursing degree from East Carolina University
Congratulations, 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year!
Mrs. Byrum has been teaching Pre-K at White Oak Elementary since 2004. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education K-12 and Special Education K-12 from Elizabeth City State University. She also has a Birth-Kindergarten Licensure from East Carolina University. She loves working with young children and their families and being their first experience with our schools.
Betsy Hicks, D.F. Walker Elementary School
As a former student of D.F. Walker Elementary School, Mrs. Hicks is excited to be a teacher (and especially the Teacher of the Year) at a school she once attended!
Christina Elmore, Chowan Middle School
Mrs. Christina Elmore joined Chowan Middle School in August of 2017. She began her career in Elizabeth City Pasquotank Schools in 2005 as a 7th grade Science teacher. She earned a Bachelors in Biology with a pre-med concentration from ECSU and in 2004 she earned her teaching certification. She began her journey as a Bulldog in 6th grade where she taught Science, then moved to the 8th grade level as Science teacher. During the Covid Pandemic, she filled a critical role as the remote liaison in “Virtual Academy”.
Casey Spear, John A. Holmes High School
Congratulations, 2021-2022 Instructional Assistants of the Year!
Tonia Walton, White Oak Elementary School
Ms. Walton spent 16 years in the military. She served as a volunteer at White Oak before she was hired in February of 2015. She currently holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and plans to return in the near future to earn her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
Brenda Holley, D.F. Walker Elementary School
Mrs. Brenda Holley has been a DF Walker IA for almost 20 years!
Ann Bond, Chowan Middle School
Ms. Ann Bond has been a dedicated employee of Edenton Chowan Schools for nearly 27 years. Her history began at the Maintenance Department in August of 1994. She joined the Bulldogs in 2017 as an Instructional Assistant and bus driver. She has been the leader of the Small Group alternative learning program and last year, she interned with the school counselor. During her time in the school system, Ms. Bond has earned multiple degrees and most recently earned her Master’s in School Counseling.
Linda Leary, John A. Holmes High School
Congratulations, 2021-2022 Bus Driver of the Year and Cafeteria Manager of the Year!
Aaron Coston, Chowan Middle School
Gwen Brown, Chowan Middle School
In the calendar to the right, each school and the district has their own color.
Blue = ECPS District Calendar
Green = John A. Holmes High School
Red = Chowan Middle School
Purple = D. F. Walker Elementary School.
Yellow = White Oak Elementary School
The school system does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. The board will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, including any form of sexual harassment as that term is defined under Title IX, in any program or activity of the school system.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
The Title IX Coordinator is: Ms. Virginia Jones
Office Address: 800 N. Oakum St. Edenton, NC 27932
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: (252)-482-4436