Pitt County Schools announces principal, assistant principal of year at ceremony

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Left photo: Allison Covington of South Greenvile Elementary School with Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ethan Lenker. Right photo: Yolanda Brickhouse of South Central High School with Lenker. (Pitt County Schools photos)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Pitt County Schools held its yearly ceremony to name its top principal, assistant principal and other positions on Thursday.

Allison Covington of South Greenvile Elementary School was named principal of the year during the ceremony, held at Rock Springs. She won over the following nominees:

  • Dierdre Ingram, Principal, Belvoir Elementary School
  • Kim Harris, Principal, C.M. Eppes Middle School

Yolanda Brickhouse of South Central High School was named as the top assistant principal in the county. She was a nominee along with:

  • Lavetta Roundtree, Assistant Principal, South Greenville, Elementary School
  • Daniale Stancil, Assistant Principal, Hope Middle School

Covington will now advance to the next round and is eligible to win the regional and state principal of year honors.

From Pitt County Schools:

Pitt County Schools is proud to announce that Ms. Alison Covington, Principal of South Greenville Elementary School, has been named as this year’s Principal of the Year. Ms. Covington served as Principal of South Greenville for one and a half years, with eight years of experience as an administrator and 18 years total in education. Covington holds a Bachelor’s degree from Longwood University and a Master of School Administration degree from East Carolina University and was a Principal Fellow. 

Ms. Yolanda Brickhouse, Assistant Principal of South Central High School, has also been named Assistant Principal of the Year for Pitt County Schools. With fifteen years of experience as an educator, Ms. Brickhouse has served the last four years of her career as an administrator at South Central. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees, one in Special Education and one in School Administration, from East Carolina University. 

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