Dr. Beverly Emory, Superintendent
Pitt County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Beverly Emory, is a native of our state, born and raised in the western part of North Carolina in Marion, which is in McDowell County. Her parents and some family members still live there where Dr. Emory began her career as an educator, teaching at West McDowell Junior High School as a science and math teacher and then later serving that school district as the Director of Community Schools and Staff Development.
From Marion, Dr. Emory moved to Hartsville, South Carolina to become a principal at North Hartsville Elementary School in 1988 and in 1991 she began her first Superintendency with the Westlake City School District in Westlake, Ohio. Also while in Ohio, Dr. Emory was Principal of the Westerly School in Bay Village and just prior to joining us here in Pitt County, she served for five years as the Superintendent of the Oberlin City School District.
Dr. Emory is a graduate of Appalachian State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Science Education, as well as her Master of Arts in School Administration. She received her Doctor of Education in School Administration in 1994 from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
Dr. Emory's leadership and involvement in professional associations have been rewarded in notable ways including Four Golden Achievement Awards from the National School Public Relations Association, the Ambassador Award from the Horace Mann League of the United States, the Excellence in School Management Award from the Harvard Business School, and the Distinguished Service Award from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Dr. Emory lives in Greenville with her husband Battle. She has two children - a son Nick, who lives in California and a daughter, Whitney, who also lives here in Greenville.
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