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Mr. Dan Kerwin

Welcome to the Powhatan Elementary School's website.  My name is Dan Kerwin and I’m excited about being in my 25th year in education.  Prior to joining the Powhatan family, I have served in multiple capacities in education.  I started my career in Johnston County as a fifth grade teacher at Princeton and received the First Year Teacher of the Year Award for the Bulldogs.  After Princeton, I moved to Wake County to work at Brooks Museums Magnet.  At Brooks, I was fortunate to learn many instructional strategies as a third grade teacher, instructional technology coordinator, and as a magnet coordinator.  After completing my Masters in Administration degree from North Carolina State, I served as the Assistant Principal at Wiley International Magnet.  At this time in my career, I chose to return to Johnston County to be closer to my family and to teach fourth grade at West Clayton.  During my time at West Clayton, I started course work for my Educational Administration and Supervision, EdS degree at East Carolina.  Prior to becoming principal at Powhatan, I served as the Assistant Principal at Riverwood Elementary.  During this time, I completed my EdS degree and look forward to the learning opportunities of the future.

My wife and I are fortunate that both of our children have attended Johnston County Public Schools.  We look forward to continuing to be a part of the Powhatan Community.  Thank you for your commitment to our school and we welcome you as we partner together for the school year.