The Moore County Board of Education appointed Jeremy Swofford as principal of West Pine Middle School, effective March 1. Swofford began his 20-year tenure with Moore County Schools as a social studies teacher at Pinecrest High School after being named a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. In addition, he has served as assistant principal at Southern Middle School, assistant principal at Pinckney Academy and currently as the principal of the Connect! Virtual Academy.
“Swofford has been a driving force behind the development of the Moore County Schools virtual education programs, including the Blend+Ed program,” said the school district in a press release. “With his wealth of experience and diverse leadership roles, Jeremy Swofford is a great fit to continue to support and grow the West Pine Middle School students, staff, parents, and school community.”
In conjunction with this appointment, Jami Burr assumes the role of interim principal at Connect! Virtual Academy, beginning on March 1. “Burr’s background in elementary education, school administration, and academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) support ensures the continued strong leadership at Connect! Virtual Academy,” said the school district. Burr’s prior experience includes her participation in the Sandhills Regional Education Consortium Principal Fellows Program. She has served as an instructional support facilitator, an AIG specialist, and currently as the assistant principal of Southern Middle School.
“Superintendent, Dr. Tim Locklair, is excited for both Jeremy Swofford and Jami Burr, acknowledging their outstanding contributions to Moore County Schools and their potential to lead West Pine Middle School and Connect! Virtual Academy to the next level of success,” said the district.
Feature photo: Jeremy Swofford and Jami Burr.