New principals have been named at two Wayne County Schools.
Mount Olive Middle interim principal Na-Tale Nelson has officially been named the principal for the school. Mrs. Nelson is replacing Tammy Keel, who was named the new SIG Specialist at Carver Heights Elementary in January.
Prior to being named interim principal, Nelson served as assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle for the past six and a half years. She began her education career in 1999 as a teacher at Carver Heights Elementary. In 2008, she transferred to Carver Elementary as a fifth grade teacher. She was named assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle in 2010. Mrs. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in school administration from Fayetteville State University.
“Mrs. Nelson has done an outstanding job as interim principal,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, Wayne County Public School Superintendent. “Over the past two months she smoothly transitioned into her new role, and has proven herself to be the right person to lead this school.”
Southern Wayne High assistant principal Ryan Nelson was named the new principal at Greenwood Middle. Mr. Nelson is replacing Rolanda Best, who retired March 1.
Nelson has over 10 years school administration experience and a total of 16 and a half years education experience. Prior to joining Southern Wayne High in 2011, he served as an assistant principal at Eastern Wayne High and North Drive Elementary. He spent his first six years in education teaching language arts and social studies at Brogden Middle.
Mr. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a middle grades teaching certification in social studies and language arts, and a master’s degree in school administration from Fayetteville State University.
“Mr. Nelson has a diverse background and over a decade of school administration experience,” states Dr. Dunsmore. “My administrative team looks forward to working with Mr. Nelson as he makes this mid-year transition. As is done with any administrative change, we will provide him and the staff at Greenwood Middle ongoing support in order for them to continue moving their school forward.”
Nelson’s promotion took effect immediately. The administrative change for Nelson takes effect Monday, March 13th.