EDENTON – The Edenton-Chowan Board of Education approved Superintendent Allan Smith’s recommendation to appoint Jamie Bowers as principal of D.F. Walker Elementary School effective July 1.
Bowers is assistant principal at the school and will assume the position of principal following Mary P. Nixon who is serving as interim principal through the end of the school year.
“Mrs. Bowers brings many attributes to the principalship at D.F. Walker,” Smith said. “She is an experienced teacher and educator with a track record of high expectations for students and staff and strong instructional leadership skills.
“Additionally, Mrs. Bowers has been a real asset to the school and school system since she was hired at the beginning of the school year in her role as assistant principal. She knows the school and she has the respect and admiration of the staff. She is the right person to continue to lead the school in new initiatives like the Common Core and Essential Standards and continued goals toward high academic achievement.”
Prior to coming to the Edenton-Chowan School System, Bowers was a program facilitator for Nash Rocky Mount Early College High School Exceptional Children’s program and an exceptional children’s teacher.
Prior to earning her teaching credentials, Bowers also has served as a school secretary/treasurer and teacher assistant in the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.
With more than 10 years of experience in public education, Bowers earned her master’s degree in school administration from East Carolina University. In addition, she holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University-Chapel Hill. Her educator’s licenses and certifications include curriculum and instructional specialist, special education teacher–general curriculum and principal.
Bowers is married to Clinton Bowers. They have a son, Kori in the fourth grade at D.F. Walker.
The family resides in Edenton.