Mrs. Stephanie Brooks Principal

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Mrs. Stephanie Brooks Principal

I am currently serving my 4th year as Principal of Edward Best Elementary. Prior to becoming the principal I served as the Assistant Principal at the school for three years.

I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, earned a Master's Degree from East Carolina University in  K-12 Literacy Education and an Administration Add-On from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I also had an opportunity to travel to Lesley University in Boston, MA for a year to earn a certification to become an Elementary Literacy Coach.

My teaching path has allowed me to teach all grades from Pre-K to sixth grade while serving many years as a Kindergarten teacher.  I also worked as a Literacy Coach for four years before becoming an administrator in Franklin County Schools. It has been a pleasure to grow as a leader in such a great school with such awesome teachers, staff, parents and community.

Mrs. Katie Beer Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Katie Beer Assistant Principal

Ms. Katie Renze-Beer graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She continued her studies at Pitt, earning her Masters Degree in Secondary Education and K-12 School Administration Certification.  After five years teaching English Language Arts in a middle/high school and two years as an elementary instructional coach in Pittsburgh, Ms. Renze-Beer moved to Raleigh, NC in 2016 to begin her role as Assistant Principal at Edward Best Elementary School.