Candidate David Hale runs for Craven County Board of Education

Laura Johnson and Candidate David Hale

Laura Johnson and I sat down with Candidate David Hale to learn about his campaign highlights and philosophies.

Listen to Laura’s interview with David airing on WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM here:

David is running for the District 5 seat of the Craven County Board of Education that includes James City, Neuse Forest down to the Catfish Lake Community.

He grew up in Craven County and attended Brinson Memorial and graduated from New Bern High School. David returned to the New Bern area after a 35-year aviation career. He spent seven years in Craven County Schools as a counselor for Tucker Creek Middle School before he decided to run for the Board of Education to give back to the community.

David Hale comes from a family of Educators. His four sisters, wife, and daughter all taught or currently teach in the Craven County school system. He also has a granddaughter in a local Craven County public school.

He believes that he can make a difference in our schools, especially with his knowledge of growing up in the Craven County area and knowing what it takes to be an educator. As the former Craven County School’s Military Liaison Counselor, he is also attuned to the needs of our military families.

His goal is to find a way to “move the community colleges closer to the high school system and use a bridge so our juniors and seniors can receive vocational training, perhaps even walk out of school with a certificate to become an automotive mechanic, electrician”, or other trade career. His concept also encompasses a “two year associate degree for students destined for college”.

David’s proud to have coined the phrase “A fifth year senior – allowing them remain at least an additional year to complete the certificates”.

Find out more about David Hale’s initiatives, goals, and values by visiting his website:

Special thanks to David for sharing your ideals with us! It was a pleasure meeting you.

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