Thursday, June 13, 2024

Penderlea has a new principal for the new school year

Stephen Harris will join Pender County Schools as principal in the new school year. (Courtesy photo)

PENDER COUNTY — A seasoned educator will be taking the helm at Penderlea School for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Stephen Harris was the assistant principal for Rocky Point Elementary and received degrees from both UNC-Charlotte and Wingate University. He has worked in elementary, middle, and high schools.

“Mr. Harris’s commitment to educational excellence is evident through his history of promoting academic achievement and creating nurturing learning environments,” Dr. Brad Breedlove, superintendent of Pender County Schools, said in a press release. “His leadership as Assistant Principal at Rocky Point Elementary has been instrumental in guiding students to excel both academically and personally.”

Harris is married with children, enjoys traveling and football, particularly the Carolina Panthers.


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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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