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.
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