Mr. Jarvis Ellis, Principal

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Mr. Jarvis Ellis, Principal

Mrs. Tricia Hester, Asst. Principal

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Mrs. Tricia Hester, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Hester comes to Princeton from Salisbury, NC where she worked in the Rowan-Salisbury School system since 1995.  She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher.  Mrs. Hester has also coached volleyball, basketball and tennis.  She graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Education. While teaching and coaching, she received a Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from Wake Forest University and a Masters Degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.   Mrs. Hester has recently moved to Wilson with her husband, Chip.  They have two children, Morgan and Tori.  Morgan recently graduated from Catawba College and is attending Wake Forest University for a Masters in Business Analytics.  Tori is currently attending Troy University in Alabama where she is also playing volleyball.  

Dr. Rex Howard, Asst. Principal

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Dr. Rex Howard, Asst. Principal

Dr. Rex Howard is in his third year at Princeton Middle/High School. He has been employed by JCPS for sixteen years.  He is a native of Deep Run, NC where he graduated from South Lenoir High School. He completed his studies at East Carolina University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education, a Masters degree in School Administration, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. 

He and his wife, Amanda, are parents to four children, Andrew, Jared, Caleb and Rachel. “I enjoy working at Princeton Middle/High School. I enjoy the family atmosphere and the support of the community. It is truly a great place to work.”

Mr. Steve Strickland, Asst. Principal

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Mr. Steve Strickland, Asst. Principal

Mr. Strickland has been in education for 26 years, with the majority of this time in Johnston County.  He was a member of the first class of North Carolina Teaching Fellows at Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science.  Mr. Strickland has taught at Meadow School, Smithfield-Selma High School, and with the Exceptional Children’s program. While teaching in Johnston County, Mr. Strickland completed his Masters of Education at Campbell University, where he later completed the requirements for his license in School Administration.  He is starting his 10th year as a school administrator, having served as an Assistant Principal at West View Elementary School, Princeton Elementary School, and Princeton Middle/High School.  

Mr. Strickland lives in the Princeton area with his two sons: Aidan is in the 9th grade at Princeton Middle/High School and Riley is in the 5th grade at Princeton Elementary.  Mr. Strickland is looking forward to serving the Princeton community for another year.