At the Board of Education meeting on May 2, the Harnett County Board announced the names of the three administrators who will be replacing retiring principals at Buies Creek Elementary, Erwin Elementary and Highland Elementary.Effective July 1, 2011, Sharon M. Johnson will become principal at Buies Creek Elementary, Angela Hill will join the staff at Erwin Elementary as principal and Tina Miller will take the administrator position at Highland Elementary.
Mrs. Sharon Johnson, currently assistant principal at Coats Elementary, has been named to the principalship at Buies Creek Elementary.An educator for 16 years in Harnett County, Mrs. Johnson began her career in the fall of 1994 as a Kindergarten teacher at Cape Fear Christian Academy.In 1996 she joined the Harnett County Schools team and taught 2nd grade at Buies Creek Elementary for ten years.
While teaching at Buies Creek, Ms. Johnson received her administration degree and in 2006 she stepped out of the classroom to her first administrative position as Assistant Principal at LaFayette Elementary.The next year she was transferred to Buies Creek Elementary and served as Assistant Principal for two years.Currently, Mrs. Johnson is serving as the Assistant Principal at Coats Elementary.
Mrs. Johnson is a 1994 graduate of Campbell University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.She earned her Master's Degree in Administration from North Carolina State University in 2003.Sharon and her husband, Brian, a North Carolina highway patrolman, live in Benson and have two sons who both attend school in Harnett County.
Mrs. Angela Hill, who is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Coats-Erwin Middle, was named principal at Erwin Elementary School. Mrs. Hill, a Harnett County native and career educator, began her career in Chapel Hill where she taught Kindergarten at McDougle Elementary for two years.She then returned home and was a Kindergarten teacher at Harnett Primary for several years.
After receiving a Principal's Fellow Scholarship at North Carolina State University, Mrs. Hill began work on her school administration degree and in 2006, she took a job at the university as Assistant Director of Student Services while continuing her own studies.During the 2006-2007 school year, she did her Administrative Internship at Dunn Middle School and then was named Assistant Principal at Lillington-Shawtown Elementary in 2007, where she served for two years.In 2009, Mrs. Hill was transferred to Harnett Central Middle where she served as the 7th Grade Administrator and Assistant Principal. Currently Mrs. Hill is the Assistant Principal at Coats-Erwin Middle School.
Mrs. Hill is a 2001 graduate of East Carolina University where she received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Child Studies.She also received a Masters of School Administration in 2007, from North Carolina State University.Angela and her husband Guy, also an educator in Harnett County, live in Coats, North Carolina and have one daughter.Angela grew up in Erwin and went to school in Harnett County.
Mrs. Tina Miller has been named principal of Highland Elementary.Mrs. Miller is a long time educator who started her career in Cumberland County in 1984.She taughtelementary school for six years and then in 1991 accepted her first administration position as Assistant Principal at Edgewood Elementary School.
She became the principal of Rockfish Elementary School in Hope Mills in 1998 and served there for six years.During that time she was named Cumberland County Principal of the year and North Carolina Southeast Regional Principal of the Year in 2002.In the fall of 2004, Mrs. Miller accepted a position with the Hoke County School System as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and served there for two years. In 2006 she went to work for the Department of Public Instruction as the NC State Assistance Team Leader.After a year she decided to go back to schools and became the principal of Marshville Elementary School in 2007 where she is still currently serving.
Mrs. Miller is a 1983 graduate of Concord University in Athens, West Virginia where she received her teaching degree.In 1989 she earned her Masters of Art in Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and then earned her Certification in Educational Administration in 1991, also from Pembroke.She is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Education Administration at Wingate University and will graduate in May 2012. Mrs. Miller and her husband reside in Raeford, North Carolina.