Pitt Co. names principal, vice principal of the year

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GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- Pitt County Schools presented its Principal and Vice Principal of the year awards Thursday night.

J.H. Rose High School’s Principal Monica Jacobson has been named the district’s Principal of the Year for 2016.

She is a 14 year veteran in education, 8 of which were as an administrator.

Jacobson said it’s a team effort to make everything go smoothly.

“Everybody that’s a part of that building whether it’s our staff our students, parents they make what happens at Rose happen and we’re just happy to be a big contributor to what happens in Pitt County Schools.”

Ernest Hoke, Jr.  of Northwest Elementary School has been named Assistant Principal of the Year.

“I work hard every day. For the students, the community, the parents and I think my hard work has payed off,” Hoke said.

He has been an educator for 16 years, 4 of which have been in an administrative role.

The winners and nominees were recognized at the Greenville Hilton.

Jacobson beat seven other nominees, and Hoke was one of seven nominees.

Left: Monica Jacobson, JH Rose, Right: Ernest Hoke, Jr. Northwest Elementary School

The nominees for principal of the year were:

Cornelia Cox, Ayden Elementary School

Dr. Jeff Theus, Ayden Middle School

Dr. Chena Cayton, Ayden-Grifton High School

Kevin Smith, Belvoir Elementary School

Allison Setser, H.B. Sugg & Sam D. Bundy Elementary Schools

Monica Jacobson, J.H. Rose High School

Ferdonia Stewart, Ridgewood Elementary

Cathy Kirkland, Wintergreen Primary & Intermedia Schools

The nominees for assistant principal of the year were:

Leslie Hayes, Chicod School

Reed Potts, D.H. Conley High School

Tracy Gibbs, Elmhurst Elementary School

Dr. Tara Parker, Farmville Central High School

Lettie Micheletto, J.H. Rose High School

Ernest Hoke, Jr., Northwest Elementary School

Kim Harris, Wellcome Middle School

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