Principal Named at Smyrna Elementary and Down East Middle Schools

Principal Named at Smyrna Elementary and Down East Middle Schools

BEAUFORT, N.C. – Carteret County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Reba Lewis, current Assistant Principal at Broad Creek Middle School, has been named Principal of Down East Middle and Smyrna Elementary Schools. Ms. Lewis will replace current principal, Ms. Rolanda Golden, who is retiring.

“We are excited to have Ms. Lewis serve as Principal of Down East Middle and Smyrna Elementary Schools,” said Superintendent Richie Paylor. “She is a strong instructional leader who is invested in the community, and she will do an excellent job as Principal.”

Ms. Lewis holds a Master of School Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (with a minor and certification in English as a Second Language) from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. A former Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow, Ms. Lewis has served as an assistant principal at Broad Creek Middle School since December of 2021 and Dean of Students at Beaufort Middle School from August to December of 2021. She has also held previous elementary teaching positions in Havelock and Wilmington, NC.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Smyrna Elementary School and Down East Middle School,” said Ms. Lewis. “I am honored to serve this community, as it is near and dear to my heart with roots Down East. This is also a unique opportunity to bring my love of elementary and middle school together. I cannot wait to meet this fantastic team of staff, students, and families in the coming weeks.”

Ms. Lewis will begin her new position on December 12, 2022.