On Thursday, January 12, the Wayne County Board of Education approved the following administrative changes:
Mount Olive Middle principal, Tammy Keel, was named the new SIG Specialist at Carver Heights Elementary. She will be overseeing the five year $1.3 million School Improvement Grant (SIG), which was recently awarded to the school.
Mount Olive Middle Assistant Principal, Na-Tale Nelson, was named the interim principal for Mount Olive Middle. Mrs. Nelson has served in her current role for the past six and a half years. Mrs. Nelson began her education career in 1999 as a teacher at Carver Heights Elementary. In 2008, she transferred to Carver Elementary as a fifth grade teacher. She was named assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle in 2010. Mrs. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in school administration from Fayetteville State University.
“Mrs. Nelson is a highly effective assistant principal, and I appreciate her willingness to take on this new role mid-year,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “My administrative team looks forward to working with Mrs. Nelson through this transition. I believe her educational background and administrative experience with the school will allow her and the staff to continue building upon the school’s current success.”
Retired WCPS principals Mary Kay James and Richard Sauls will be returning to the district. Mr. Sauls was named interim assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle. Mrs. James was named the new SIG specialist at Brogden Middle, and will be overseeing the five year $1.3 million School Improvement Grant recently awarded to that school.
The administrative changes will take effect Tuesday, January 17.