Thursday, June 13, 2024

New principal announced at Surf City

Trey Bailey will work at Pender County Schools for Surf City Elementary. (Courtesy photo)

PENDER COUNTY — A new principal will be taking over at Pender County Schools in time for a new school year.

Trey Bailey will join Surf City Elementary bringing in 14 years of experience in public education. Bailey has worked for elementary, middle, and high schools.

“His extensive experience and dedication to fostering a supportive and collaborative school culture will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of our students and community,” Dr. Brad Breedlove, superintendent of Pender County Schools, said.

Bailey’s career started in Wake County, where he worked as a high-school teacher and coach. The teacher comes from southwest Wyoming, having spent a decade teaching elementary and middle school, and coaching multiple sports.

After attending University of Wyoming for a degree in educational leadership, Bailey extended his experience as a middle-school assistant principal for six years.

In a press release, the schools district noted Bailey’s preference for providing a safe, supportive, and collaborative culture, with open communication among teachers, students, and parent to achieve student success.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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