Craven County Schools is proud to announce Mr. Tabari Wallace has been offered a new position under State Superintendent, Catherine Truitt at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as Special Advisor to the State Superintendent in the area of principal engagement. Mr. Wallace has been a vital school leader in our district since 2003 when he first served as an assistant principal. He quickly demonstrated his passion for students and staff and was ultimately recognized by our district as our Craven County Principal of the Year and then the state when he was named the 2018 North Carolina State Principal of the Year.
While we will miss Mr. Wallace deeply, we are so fortunate that he will still have the ability to work closely with our school system in this new role. His presence will still be felt because we will have space for him to work at Central Services until the Department of Public Instruction returns to work in-person. While this remote office may be temporary, due to COVID, it is comforting to know he will still be part of the community in which he has made such a tremendous and positive difference.
Board of Education Chairman, Frances H. Boomer, said the following about Mr. Wallace’s leadership at West Craven High School. “Words cannot express our love for Mr. Wallace. Mr. Wallace has made such a tremendous impact on the West Craven community making the students at West Craven High School his highest priority. In his leadership there, Mr. Wallace helped to create a strong connection between the community and the work of the school. We are so sad to see him leave West Craven. We know that his leadership may take him to a new position, but that his heart will always be in service to our students, our community, and this state.”
Meghan S. Doyle, Superintendent shares, “We are beyond proud of Mr. Wallace and all that he has accomplished for our students in Craven County Schools. He will be greatly missed in our district, but we are very happy that we will have the opportunity to continue partnering with him in this new role. We are convinced that he will return to us again in the future. Mr. Wallace’s impact has already been felt beyond our county and we are confident that he will continue to have a positive impact locally. We congratulate him and cannot wait to see all that he accomplishes in this new position.”
By Jennifer Wagner, Director of Public Relations, Craven County Schools