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Roach Named Interim Assistant Superintendent of EPS

Roach Named Interim Assistant Superintendent of EPS


Dr. Kamara Roach, who currently serves as Pitt County Schools Chief of School Support, will assume an additional role as the district's interim assistant superintendent of educational programs and services effective Monday, April 15 according to an announcement by PCS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Steve Lassiter.

Roach will take over duties vacated by Lassiter, who was promoted to his current position during the Board of Education meeting April 8.

Along with possessing over 25 years of educator experience, which includes nearly 20 as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and central office administrator within the system, Roach recently completed the North Carolina Association of School Superintendents Aspiring Superintendents program cohort VIII in March. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Life, a Master of Arts in Teaching in K-6 Education and a Master of School Administration, all from East Carolina University, before earning an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

"In addition to demonstrating her exceptional capacity for leadership and dedication to our educational mission, her willingness to serve in this dual capacity provides crucial stability to the Educational Programs and Services Department and reinforces our commitment to excellence in our schools," Lassiter said. "Dr. Roach is a consummate professional and her experience as a school and district leader has prepared her well to serve in this role."

Before her appointment as Chief of School Support on Aug. 15, 2022, Roach spent nine years in top on-campus leadership roles at G.R. Whitfield School (2013-2016) and W.H. Robinson Elementary School (2017-2022). Two assistant principal posts - W.H. Robinson (2010-2012) and Wintergreen Intermediate (2012-2013) - followed six years as a teacher in the classroom at Ayden Elementary.

Roach has been a member of the NC Principal & Assistant Principal Association and served as a Pitt County Schools Partnership for Progress Board Member since 2013. Beginning in 2018, she has provided guidance as a Principal Mentor, been an influencer on the PCS Teacher Executive Institute Selection Committee and been active on the R3 Principal Advisory Council.

While stepping into this interim role, Roach will continue her existing responsibilities, which includes oversight of the management, principal support and student achievement aspects of the district's Restart and low performing schools. She also assists directors and coordinators with monitoring school performance, and mentoring and coaching principals through problem-solving techniques.