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Rocky Mount Prep welcomes new principals

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Rocky Mount Prep welcomed three new principals when the new school year started last week. They were introduced to parents at orientation sessions the week before school began.

“These new leaders have significantly strengthened our capacity to deliver higher achievement for students, better service to parents and strong support to our team,” said Doug Haynes, CEO of Rocky Mount Prep. “They are off to a great start using their considerable energy, enthusiasm and skills to work with others on our team to make Rocky Mount Prep one of the best schools in the state.”

Chaunté Garrett is the new elementary school principal, replacing Karen Bergman, who was promoted to chief operations officer to provide central leadership and support. Previously, Garrett was an assistant principal at Northwestern Middle School in Atlanta, Ga.

She also has worked for Wake County Schools as an administrator in the Office of Transformation, Innovation and Growth and Planning, as well as an academic coach in math for Guilford Public Schools.

A native of Raleigh, Dr. Garrett holds a degree in math from N.C. A&T State University, a master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in Educational Administration from N.C. State University. 
Beverly Joyner remains assistant principal of the elementary school.

Maurice Moore is the new high school principal. Moore previously served as an assistant principal at Broughton High School in Wake County and as a senior administrator in the Wake County District Office.

A native of Miami, Fla., he holds a degree in Business Administration from Johnson C. Smith University and a master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Last year’s high school principal, Chris Joyce remains part of the high school leadership team in the new role of Dean of College, Career and Life, where he will help students plan for their future.

John Perreault was promoted to middle school principal from assistant principal of the middle/high school last year. Perreault has taught, coached and worked in administration with Rocky Mount Prep for the last six years.

A native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., he holds a degree in history from Plattsburgh State University, a masters degree in teaching from Union Graduate College, a post-graduate certificate in Middle Grades Education from Union Graduate College, and a master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Scranton.

Rocky Mount Prep is a tuition-free public charter school serving more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.