Edenton-Chowan Public Schools

"...Excellence through Transforming Experiences..."

800 N. Oakum Street Edenton, N.C. 27932

(252) 482-4436 (252) 482-7309 (fax)

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Chandler Bass Named 2022-2023 ECPS Teacher of the Year

We are extremely proud to announce Ms. Chandler Bass as the 2022-23 District Teacher of the Year!! Ms. Bass is a 4th grade teacher at DF Walker Elementary School, who dedicates her talent to create learning experiences that challenge every single student to better their best! Her high expectations for her students help to unleash their greatest potential! Please join us in celebrating Ms. Bass - a truly extraordinary teacher!

Michelle Newsome Named 2022-2023 ECPS Principal of the Year

Congratulations to White Oak Elementary School Principal Mrs. Michelle Newsome for being selected by her peers to be the 2022-23 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!

Ms. Newsome began her education career in Hertford County Schools as an elementary teacher before transitioning to teach at the elementary level in Gates County Schools. Ms. Newsome also has education experience as a Family Service Specialist for the Methodist Home for Children in Winton NC. Ms. Newsome joined the ECPS family at the “happiest place in Chowan County” in August 2018.

Ms. Newsome earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Chowan University and Masters of School Administration from East Carolina University. Ms. Newsome served as ECPS Assistant Principal of the Year in 2020-21. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year on two separate occasions while at Buckland Elementary School in Gates County. She has also received the RBC Bank Tribute to Teachers Award.

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Grantley Mizelle Named 2022-2023 ECPS Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to John A. Holmes High School Assistant Principal Mr. Grantley Mizelle for being selected by his peers to be the 2022-23 Edenton-Chowan Schools Assistant Principal of the Year!

Mr. Grantley Mizelle leads as one of two assistant principals at John A. Holmes High School. Mr. Mizelle’s career began in Bertie County Schools and Martin County Schools prior to his arrival at Chowan Middle School where he also served as assistant principal.

Mr. Mizelle’s experiences as a classroom teacher, Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director molded him into a passionate leader who believes that he must strive to better serve students each and every day. He puts this belief into practice through seeking opportunities to learn something new daily and through developing strong relationships with all students. Mr. Mizelle is an undergraduate of Barton College and holds graduate degrees from West Virginia University and Elizabeth City State University.

2022-2023 Lunch Application

The application for free and reduced lunch services is currently posted. Please access and complete the application using: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/EDEC01

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Chowan Cares PreK Program Information

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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: cbrabble@ecps.k12.nc.us; Phone: is (252) 482-4158.

2022-2023 Teachers of the Year

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Desarae Perry


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Chandler Bass


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Chris Dockey


Jordan Biggs


2022-2023 Instructional Assistants of the Year

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Chrystal Parrish


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Kionna Griffin


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Casaundra Scellato


Matt Goetsch


2022-2023 Bus Driver of the Year and Cafeteria Manager of the Year Coming Soon!

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: Ms. Virginia Jones, vjones@ecps.k12.nc.us

Office Address: 800 N. Oakum St. Edenton, NC 27932

Phone Number: (252)-482-4436