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Franklin County Schools hires new principal, AP for 2020-2021

Franklin County Schools is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. David C. Westbrook, principal of Royal Elementary School, and Demarcus Jones, assistant principal of Franklinton Middle School. 

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Westbrook and Mr. Jones to their new leadership positions within our district,” said Dr. Rhonda Schuhler, Superintendent of Franklin County Schools. “Dr. Westbrook brings a wealth of administrative experiences that will greatly benefit Royal Elementary. Mr. Jones offers a unique experience and insight to both students and staff that will add significant value to Franklinton Middle School. We anticipate they will both convey new energy, ideas and focus to create environments that are conducive to excellence in learning and teaching.”

Westbrook is a veteran school administrator with more than 20-years-experience in education. He has been principal of Carver Elementary School, Vance County, since 2012.

In addition, he served as interim principal and assistant principal at Henderson Middle School, as well as an assistant principal and English teacher at Northern Vance High School. He holds a bachelor’s in English education from North Carolina Central University, a master’s in school administration from North Carolina State University and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.

“My mission as an educational leader is to ensure that all students have access to a challenging and positive school environment,” Westbrook said.

Jones is a Navy veteran and a former automotive technology teacher in both the Wake and Nash-Rocky Mount school districts. He most recently served as a career and development coordinator with Wake County Public School System.

Jones also successfully completed an administrative internship with the Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh. He holds a bachelor’s in business/organizational management from St. Augustine’s College, as well as a master’s of executive leadership studies from Gardner-Webb University.

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