Princeton Middle/High School welcomes six new staffers

Four of six new Princeton High staffers. Pictured left to right are: Chris Phillips, physical education; Hannah Drummond, agriculture; Hailey Head, health; and Haley Darden, math.

By Steve Reed

News editor

When the doors opened in August at Princeton Middle/High School, there were six new staff members to greet students.

New staff members include: Haley Darden, eighth grade math; Hannah Drummond, middle school agriculture; Hailey Head, health education; Rex Howard, assistant principal; Chris Phillips, physical education and Steve Strickland, assistant principal.

Darden is a first-year teacher. She has been a student teacher at Mills Park Middle School in Cary. She is a graduate of Wayne Early Middle College and Meredith College.

“I’m overwhelmed with the amount of support and welcome that I’ve received from the staff,” said Darden. “I couldn’t be more excited to begin my teaching career at a place like Princeton.

“The sense of community that I’ve felt every time I’ve stepped on campus is like no other.”

She and her husband Zeb live in LaGrange.

“I enjoy shopping, spending time with my family, going to church and being at the beach,” said Darden. “As a former softball player, I enjoy watching all kinds of sports. I enjoy country music and drinking coffee.”

Head has worked at 3HC, Home Health and Hospice Care, Goldsboro as a case manager and registered nurse. She’s also been an endoscopy and wound care nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

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