More principal hires at DPS

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Superintendent Bert L’Homme announced the hiring of two new principals on Friday.

Christian Hairston, a principal in the Alamance Burlington school system, was named the principal of Club Boulevard Elementary School.

Hairston has more than a decade of teaching experience and served as assistant principal and interim principal in Orange County, where she began her career.

Eunice Sanders, a retired DPS principal, will serve as interim until Hairston can begin.

Kimberly Ferrell was named principal of Burton Elementary.

Ferrell, who began teaching more than 20 years ago, was recognized as Principal of the Year for her school in Franklin County, where she leads an elementary school.

 She has served as a successful principal at multiple school sites.  

Andrea Carroll, a retired DPS principal, will serve as the interim until Ferrell can begin.

Hairston and Ferrell are believed to be the last two hires need to fill out DPS’ corps of principals for the 2014-15 school year.

The announcement came almost a week before the opening day for schools operating on a traditional calendar.

Schools on a traditional calendar start on Aug. 25.The majority of Durham’s more than 33,000 students attend schools on a traditional calendar.

Earlier this week, the school district announced that Lowe’s Grove Principal Darneise Massey will leave the school after one year to become a school improvement coordinator.

Massey will start her new role Aug. 18 after working to help Lowe’s Grove with the transition to new leadership.

Tekeisha Mitchell, currently principal at Burton Elementary School, was named principal at Lowe’s Grove.

Andrea Carroll, a retired DPS principal, will serve as interim principal at Burton until a new leader is named.